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I considered at first whether even to publish A Divet and a Button. It turned out to be– by many hundreds–the most-read post on this blog. I have had very touching feedback after writing about the experience of meeting the medical students who worked with my beloved husband’s body. One person told me of having been haunted for years by not knowing concretely what it meant when a family member had donated his body for medical research, and said it brought her some peace to learn more.
One of the students posted “My Donor,” her account of that amazing afternoon.
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7 thoughts on “My Donor”
This is absolutely amazing.
Getting a chance to meet these students, and reading what one of them wrote, was an incredible, hopeful experience. This is exactly what my husband wanted: for other people to learn every step of the way.
The team at Premed Network has recently come across your blog.
I’m the President of Premed Network, a nationwide network of premed students.
The vision of Premed Network is to create a platform for the next generation of physicians.
We are reaching out to select medical student bloggers to share their posts in our community.
I look forward to hearing from you.
President, Premed Network
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