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Letter: Fine Article on Body Donation

To the Editor:

I would like to thank the Valley News and staff writer Chris Fleisher for the very sensitive and informative article on body donation in the Oct. 20 Sunday Valley News. I decided many years ago to donate my body to the Dartmouth Medical School. My family was totally in agreement with my decision. I feel it is a way of being grateful for my own gift of life and of maybe saving another life sometime in the future.

Again, my thanks for the article.

Rosalind Finn

South Strafford

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