Michael Cheeks spent 15 years on dialysis waiting for a kidney. A gift from a stranger would change his life forever. When Michael Cheeks graduated from high school in 1993, he had a bright future ahead of him. He earned a scholarship to play football in North Carolina, but shortly after graduation, he was feeling tired and lethargic. His mother Linda took him to the doctor where they learned he was on the brink
Six South Carolina hospitals are tapping into MUSC’s expert stroke care team through Web-based, real-time video consulting. REACH MUSC is a partnership that allows primary stroke center hospitals to provide patients with the best and most efficient urgent stroke care in preparation for transfer to MUSC.
As a lieutenant in the Iraqi Police force, Hamad risks his life everyday alongside U.S. Marines clearing land mines and protecting the borders from terrorists. Yet, there was little he could do to save his little boy from a life-threatening heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, a condition which is a complex of four heart abnormalities that starves the blood of oxygen, turning the boy’s skin blue. One of the most common congenital heart defects,