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Photo: Memorial to fallen lifesavers

Families, friends, and colleagues of the U-M Health System transplant team that died two years ago while on a life-saving mission will now have a permanent memorial to their loved ones. Ann Arbor native and U-M alumnus Douglas Hollis created a sculpture memorializing the team members who died when their plane crashed into Lake Michigan June 4, 2007, after procuring organs for transplantation. "Rotations" stands outside the hospital's main entrance. The stainless steel screen contains rotating components that spin with the wind and come to life when Survival Flight missions stir the air as they descend upon the University Hospital helipad. Hollis designed the sculpture and the St. Louis-based metal fabrication company Troco built the sculpture and shipped it to Ann Arbor, where it was erected and welded together. (Photo by Juliet Fuller, UMHS Public Relations And Marketing Communications)

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