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Living-legacy dive at Kewalo Basin marks donor’s gift to others

  • VIDEO BY LEILA FUJIMORI / LFUJIMORI@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Widow Ashley Bugge on Thursday, May 20, marked the anniversary of her husband's death by diving in the waters off Kewalo Basin with Alissa Evans, who received a tissue donation from Brian Bugge.

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                                Ashley Bugge, center, and Alissa Evans with Ashley and Brian Bugge’s three children: Adeline (being carried), Isabel and Hudson.

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    Ashley Bugge, center, and Alissa Evans with Ashley and Brian Bugge’s three children: Adeline (being carried), Isabel and Hudson.

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                                <strong>DONATION RECIPIENT GIVES GIFT OF THANKS:</strong>
                                Alissa Evans, left, and Ashley Bugge, widow of Brian Bugge, dived to his underwater memorial Thursday off Kewalo Basin. Brian Bugge died at age 35 in a diving accident three years ago, and his tissue donation to Evans helped her regain her active lifestyle.

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    DONATION RECIPIENT GIVES GIFT OF THANKS:

    Alissa Evans, left, and Ashley Bugge, widow of Brian Bugge, dived to his underwater memorial Thursday off Kewalo Basin. Brian Bugge died at age 35 in a diving accident three years ago, and his tissue donation to Evans helped her regain her active lifestyle.

Navy Ensign Brian Bugge, who died at age 35 in a dive accident three years ago Thursday, gave gifts not just to one person, but to many. Read more

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