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Anatomy memorial ceremony at UW-L

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - A memorial was held tonight at UW-L's Cartwright Center, to honor the people who help teach and advance the medical field.

This memorial was not for doctors or scientists but for the people who donated their bodies to science for research. UW-L is one of the only universities in Wisconsin that uses cadavers to help their students learn about the human body.

The memorial was a way to give thanks to those people and their families for allowing the students to learn about anatomy with a real human body. The event featured, speakers, violinists, singers, pianists, and a full band. Each person who performed donated a carnation to honor those who donated their bodies to science.

"For me it is a very personal relationship. You don't expect to feel the way you do when you first see a cadaver. It is so much easier to see how the organs function when you can actually see them and feel them. To them with the whole body it's just... I am so grateful for the gift that they have given us," said Kali Kramolis, Student Biology Department Representative for the university.

The event was free and open to the public.
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