Save the date! On Monday, May 16, the Medical University of South Carolina’s Living Donor Institute will hold its 2nd Chance Golf Tournament on the Crooked Oaks Golf Course on Seabrook Island. Registration will commence at 10 AM with a tee off at noon. Tournament play includes: Green Fees with Cart, Lunch and Beverages on the Course, Celebration Reception with Open Bar, Tournament Prizes & Contests.
Reception Location: Seabrook Island Club Ballroom. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
WHY ANOTHER TOURNAMENT AND SEABROOK RESIDENT, BOB SCOTT CONNECTION-
There are currently more than 123,000 people waiting for life-saving organ transplants in the United States. Living donors are crucial to reducing these statistics. An organ from a living donor lasts twice as long and provides the highest quality at the lowest cost with the least amount of wait.
The Living Donor Institute began when a small group of transplant recipients and their families realized the need to support education and research in order to make a difference in the wait times, the costs, and the quality of life for those who need and receive transplants.
MUSC is the only Living Donor Transplant Center in South Carolina, where more than 800 organs have been donated by living donors since the program started. Our vision is to create a nationally-recognized program to serve as a leading resource for transplant patients and living donors through the pursuit of innovation. This event is another step towards making this goal a reality.
Ryan Levins’ grandparents, Bob & Sandy Scott, both avid golfers, introduced him to the sport when he was 6 years old. He wound up ranking among Pennsylvania’s elite high school golfers and then playing in college. Now he and his family are helping to organize MUSC’s 2nd Chance Golf Invitational to benefit more transplant patients like Ryan’s grandfather, Bob Scott.
When Scott started dialysis, 23-year-old Ryan volunteered to be tested to donate a kidney. As his family members underwent the same process, Ryan had a gut feeling that they were all wasting their time.
“From the moment I heard about it, I knew I’d be doing it,” Ryan remembers. “I didn’t say if; it was when.”
The two underwent surgery on the day before Thanksgiving in 2015. Ryan likes to joke that they feasted on morphine and ice chips for the holiday. Scott says he felt renewed almost immediately.