ARTIST JEFF CLAPP and his daughter, Taylor, sound the newly unveiled Bell from Everest adjacent to the Healing Garden at Mid Coast Hospital on Dec. 2. The bell was dedicated in memory of the artist’s mother, the late Dorothy “Dottie” Clapp, who was a nurse at Mid Coast Hospital for more than 25 years. The artist creates the bells from discarded oxygen tanks recovered from the sides of Mt. Everest. Below, the artist addresses those gathered for the dedication.

ARTIST JEFF CLAPP and his daughter, Taylor, sound the newly unveiled Bell from Everest adjacent to the Healing Garden at Mid Coast Hospital on Dec. 2. The bell was dedicated in memory of the artist’s mother, the late Dorothy “Dottie” Clapp, who was a nurse at Mid Coast Hospital for more than 25 years. The artist creates the bells from discarded oxygen tanks recovered from the sides of Mt. Everest. Below, the artist addresses those gathered for the dedication.

BRUNSWICK — Mid Coast Hospital hosted a special dedication Dec. 2 of a Bell from Everest given in memory of Dorothy “Dottie” Clapp, who was a registered nurse.

 

 

The event — attended by friends, family, hospital staff, and former co-workers — was held on the Café Patio.

The bell was created from an oxygen tank discarded by climbers on Mt. Everest in Nepal.

Jeff Clapp, the owner of Brunswickbased Bells from Everest, made the donation in recognition of his mother’s more than 25 years of service as a nurse at Mid Coast Hospital.

Dorothy Clapp died in 2003.

The Bell from Everest is suspended from a granite post adjacent to the hospital’s Healing Garden. Those who knew Dorothy Clapp shared stories and memories of her tenure as a hospital employee.

Ornaments made from the metal lathe shavings produced in the creation of the bells are for sale in the Mid Coast Hospital Gift Shop. A portion of every sale is donated to the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship Fund.

For more information, call 373-6065.


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