Oct
16
2011

Life, Anatomy & The Way We Were

I wish there was a way for me to tell this PostSecret author just how much her grandmother’s donation will be respected…a way to express to her just how much people like her grandmother have taught me…have taught all of us.

Rest assured that we recognize the sacredness of the anatomy lab…it’s palpable in those rooms. I recall long talks about the people willing to let us learn from them, thoughts of what their life was like and speculation on who might be missing them, what job they had, how big their family was.

We respect her, she gave us more than an anatomy lab…she gave us the opportunity to learn and help others. Her legacy lives on in the ones helped by everyone who learned from her. It’s impossible to count how many lives she will touch with her selfless donation.

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  • I know…I saw this this morning too. If only people knew how often we flash back to the dissections we learned in gross anatomy when learning other things. Selfless, indeed.

  • My donor’s body was easily the best teacher I had during the basic sciences. Wanting to pursue surgery, I’ll always attribute my “first step” to her.

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