Dozens of UH medical students paddled out from Magic Island Saturday afternoon to scatter the ashes of those who donated their bodies for the school’s Willed Body Program.
Families of 157 Hawaii residents who willed their loved ones’ bodies to the medical school last year gathered at Magic Island.
It was the program’s largest honoree class.
“It’s an opportunity to continue to teach, despite the end of their life,” said first-year medical student Mike Brigoli from Ewa, “so we learn all about the body’s functions, physiology, anatomy, we learn about the disease process because you accumulate that throughout your entire life.”
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