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Alumna Establishes Non-Profit Group
August 18th, 2011
Dr. Dwana Bush ’72 was recently featured in the August 11, 2011 article “Passing on the Memories” in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dr. Bush is certified in hospice care and runs a family medical practice. She also established the non-profit Life Legacy Box Project.
After her father’s passing, Dr. Bush conceived the idea of building a keepsake box to contain memories and mementos that could be passed on to loved ones. The Life Legacy Box Project works with volunteer woodworkers and hospice groups to give patients small wooden boxes in which they can store their most cherished memories.
According to the article, Dr. Bush states, “In our society, we help patients all the way up to the moment of acknowledging that cure is no longer possible. But we have not found a helpful tool to help people finish their lives well, to acknowledge their contributions or to help them stay connected in spirit and in stories to those they leave behind.”
Dr. Bush was the recipient of the 1991 St. Pius X Catholic High School Distinguished Alumni Award.
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