Wisconsin families gather to honor donors  |  August 17, 2011

From Channel 3000:

Families from south central Wisconsin gathered to light candles over the weekend to remember some departed loved ones who brought hope and life to others.

The “Reflections of Life, Reflections of Love” ceremony was a chance for families to honor loved ones who helped save someone’s life through tissue donation.

“When you lose a loved one, you don’t want them forgotten, so it’s a way to have them remembered,” said Loni Wednt, whose departed mother and daughter were both donors. “And you are with people, others who know what you’ve gone through, and they understand that too, so you don’t have to be afraid to cry or share your feelings.”

The remembrance ceremony, hosted by RTI Donor Services and the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, is held at least twice a year.

Read the full story from Channel 3000 here. 

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