Garden of Joy, Barlow Hospital
Attached is this letter within underlined link which just came from Barlow Respiratory Hospital along with four garden photos, and extra one of me, and my friend, AriellaShira Lewis (married to Michael L), planting bulbs in the earth creating in a few spaces, a garden of joy. I am so pleased to just receive this during the season of Marcel's 2nd yahrzeit.
I feel that my tears can water the garden. In synagogue both tonight and tomorrow, I am holding a special memorial for Marcel.
We remember our loved ones ...and we plant for our children...
And just in time for Tu B'Shvat, Jewish planting holiday.
BlesSings of health and joy,
click on :
 File: January 2 Progress Report.pdf
This formal botanical plaque, standing in the garden filled with hundreds of purple bearded irises (which Joy and her friend AriellaShira planted) at the main front door of Barlow Respiratory Hospital, where Marcel z'l led doctor meetings when he was president of the LA Lung Association, doctor's society, and where patients sit outside, reads:
TO THE STAFF OF
BARLOW RESPIRATORY HOSPITAL
PURPLE BEARDED IRIS
DONATED BY JOY KRAUTHAMMER
IN JOYOUS MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND
Garden of Joy
Dr. Marcel Krauthammer, a pulmonologist and a renowned professor of medicine at UCLA, passed away in January, 2006. His wife, Joy, planted lovely purple bearded irises at the Barlow main hospital in his memory. The bulbs became a wonderful improvement to the hospital grounds, and have since multiplied, and return year after year in spectacular bloom. The Garden of Joy, as it’s been affectionately named by the staff, blooms beautifully, even in the cold of winter. It brings smiles to the staff and warms the heart and brings hope to our patients and their families.
photo collage by Joy Krauthammer
Garden of Joy, Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90026-2696,
www.barlow2000.org 213 250-4200 X 3331
Page 6, right side
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