By: Marlene Lewis
This year’s painting, Hope Eternal, depicts a newly born butterfly emerging from its
cocoon. In addition, this painting also represents spring and the environment surrounding
this natural wonder, and its metaphor within transplant.
Just as coordinators, community workers, and surgeons continually contribute and
sacrifice of themselves to complete the eternal circle of life, so does the world around this
rising butterfly. In a unique way, the body of work of the entire community is
representative of the way nature brings life to this butterfly. The butterfly is ultimately
the recipient of a wonderful gift, and we admire it in its beauty as it begins its new life.
Bridge to Life is a Columbia, SC based supplier of organ preservation solutions and supports research to improve transplant outcomes.