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UH med students memorialize 152 who willed their bodies

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The ashes of 70 people who had donated their bodies to science were scattered off Magic Island Saturday by the medical students who studied them at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii played in honor of the donors as the medical students paddled by.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Medical students from the John A. Burns School of Medicine paddled off the shore of Magic Island and scattered the ashes of 70 individuals who donated their bodies through the Willed Body Program on Saturday. Watching the scattering are family and friends of the deceased.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Medical students from the John A. Burns School of Medicine scattered the ashes of 70 individuals who donated their bodies, through the Willed Body Program, at Magic Island on Saturday. Pictured are the students heading out to the open waters off from Magic Island.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Medical students from the John A. Burns School of Medicine paddled off the shore of Magic Island and scattered the ashes of 70 individuals who donated their bodies through the Willed Body Program on Saturday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Medical students from the John A. Burns School of Medicine paddled off the shore of Magic Island and scattered the ashes of 70 individuals who donated their bodies through the Willed Body Program on Saturday. About 200 family members and friends attended the scattering of the ashes and watched from land.

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