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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Gift of Life Fountain

Create Miracles

 

Be an organ and tissue donor

 
Gift of Life Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
1. Gift of Life Fountain Marker
Inscription.

Making the choice of organ and tissue donation will save lives, provide hope, and spare families the needless loss of loved ones. Kansas City is the first city in the country to have a special fountain honoring organ and tissue donors. "Joie de Vivre", created by artist Richard MacDonald, evokes the spirit of the joy of life.

Sculpture donated by:
Nathan C. and Kim Bowen Harbur
John M. Bowen and Nell Bowen
J. Mack and Kimberly Bowen
Miles and Victoria Harbur
Clayton J. Harbur

in honor of Luke Harbur's eight year old organ donor, Aaron Drake. Luke received a life-saving liver transplant in June 1996 at The Children's Mercy Hospital in collaboration with the Liver Transplant Program at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

[Dedicated] September 9, 2000


 
Erected 2000 by the Harbur and Bowen Families.
 
Location. 39° 2.253′ N, 94° 34.588′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Volker Boulevard (U.S. 56) 0.2 miles east of Rockhill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 East 50th Street, Kansas City MO 64110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Gift of Life Fountain Sculpture and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
2. Gift of Life Fountain Sculpture and Markers
of this marker. William Rockhill Nelson (approx. 0.6 miles away); The "Fourth Dolphin" (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Jesse Clyde Nichols Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.7 miles away); Giralda Tower (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Seville Light Fountain (approx. 0.7 miles away); Country Club Line Historical Trolley Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Neptune (approx. 0.8 miles away); James G. Ashley, Jr. and Pamela C. Ashley (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
More about this marker. Marker, sculpture, and fountain are on the grounds of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research campus, with parking off Rockhill Road.
 
Regarding Gift of Life Fountain. Also in honor of the photo contributor's brother, who became a living kidney donor the day after these photos were taken.
 
Also see . . .
1. Donate the Gift of Life. (Submitted on September 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Donate Life America. (Submitted on September 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Be a Donor (Ontario, Canada). (Submitted on September 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkMan-Made Features
 
Gift of Life Fountain Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
3. Gift of Life Fountain Sculpture
Gift of Life Fountain "Luke" Handprint image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
4. Gift of Life Fountain "Luke" Handprint
Gift of Life Fountain "Aaron" Handprint image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 24, 2015
5. Gift of Life Fountain "Aaron" Handprint
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 7, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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