Introduced to @assiniboineparkzoo in 1998, the Garden of Life is a tribute to living and deceased organ and tissue donors. The garden honours the many unsung heroes who gave the gift of life, hope and happiness through organ donation.
We were delighted Barb and Charity were able to join us and participate in the 2018 Garden of Life planting day. For Barb, this is year two in the garden and she’s happy for the opportunity to make the space beautiful. “Planting the Garden of Life helps me feel connected to all those who have given the gift of life,” said Barb, a heart recipient. “It’s also an amazing opportunity to meet and talk with donor families and recipients.” Charity just discovered the Garden of Life and wanted to contribute. As a heart recipient, she says being in the garden was a way for her to take a moment to commemorate her donor and the gift she received. “To be out planting flowers that will flourish is like the opportunity given to me by my donor –
I’ve been given the chance to do the same,” said Charity.
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