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Lexington Medical Center Community Builders

This week marked an important milestone for WIS-TV and Mungo Homes‘ partnership called “Community Builder.” This project honors community members who is going above and beyond to help others. WIS-TV profiles them in a story and Mungo Homes gives each winner a $1,000 gift for the charity of their choice. To date, there have now been 100 “Community Builder” honorees.

The first one was Lexington Medical Center ER doctor Todd Crump. In assistant to working as the assistant medical director in our Emergency department, he also volunteers as the Medical Director at the Free Medical Clinic in Columbia, selflessly giving dozens of hours each week to help people who are underserved or uninsured receive important medical care.

WIS-TV caught up with Dr. Crump this week in a look back at “Community Builder.” Here’s the story.

Dr. Crump is not the only person with connections to Lexington Medical Center who has been honored as a “Community Builder.”

In 2016, the project honored Cynthia Byrd, who works at our community medical center in Irmo. Byrd lost her son in a tragic car accident. Each year, she organizes and holds a fashion show with proceeds going to a scholarship fund in her son’s honor.

Watch Cynthia’s story here.

And, late last year, “Community Builder” celebrated Hubert Smoake – who restores medical equipment to give to people in need. His services have enhanced the quality of life of dozens of people across the Midlands.
Learn more about Hubert here.

Congratulations to all of the Community Builders!

To nominate someone as a Community Builder, visit www.wistv.com/builder.

Breaking Down Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s Palsy causes sudden paralysis on one side of your face, making it look like your face is drooping. It happened to WIS-TV news anchor Mary King. In this story with Dr. Katie Dahlberg of Southeastern Neurology & Memory Clinic and Dr. Douglas Addy of Lexington Women’s Care, Mary shares her experience and hopes to help others.

Community Builder Cynthia Byrd

Congratulations to Cynthia Byrd, patient access representative at Lexington Medical Center Irmo outpatient surgery, on becoming a community builder! WIS-TV and Mungo Homes awarded her the honor this week for her work organizing an annual school supply drive and fashion show in honor of her late son Brandon, who was killed in a car accident at age 20. Proceeds from the fashion show benefit a scholarship fund in her son’s name.

WIS-TV news anchor Mary King and Matt Mungo of Mungo Homes came to Lexington Medical Center Irmo to surprise her with the Community Builder award. Co-workers surrounded her as everyone revealed the surprise.

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Learn more about Cynthia in the WIS-TV news story below.

The Remembering Brandon Lavar Byrd Fashion Show will be held next Saturday, Aug. 13 at Harbison Theatre at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 a person and children under 3 are free.