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.