AdventHealth Ocala honors a local family with a special garden

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The AdventHealth Ocala Foundation unveiled a new garden earlier this month, named McKenzie’s Moment Garden, in honor of a local family.

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The garden, which was shown to the public at AdventHealth Ocala on June 14, is a tribute to McKenzie Kearney Gray, who passed away shortly after she was born.

A garden plaque commemorates the life of McKenzie Kearney Gray.
A garden plaque commemorates the life of McKenzie Kearney Gray.
The Gray family, front, community members, and AdventHealth Ocala leaders came together after the unveiling on June 14.
The Gray family, front, community members, and AdventHealth Ocala leaders came together after the unveiling on June 14.
A bird feeder hangs on a tree in McKenzie's Moment Garden to attract cardinals, which represent loved ones who have passed away.
A bird feeder hangs on a tree in McKenzie's Moment Garden to attract cardinals, which represent loved ones who have passed away.
Ryan, Kait and Palmer Gray stand in front of McKenzie’s Moment Garden at the AdventHealth Ocala unveiling on June 14.
Ryan, Kait and Palmer Gray stand in front of McKenzie’s Moment Garden at the AdventHealth Ocala unveiling on June 14.
Ryan, Kait and Palmer Gray; AdventHealth Ocala President &amp; CEO, Joe Johnson and AdventHealth Ocala Foundation Executive Director, Jenna Krager were present at the tribute on June 14.
Ryan, Kait and Palmer Gray; AdventHealth Ocala President & CEO, Joe Johnson and AdventHealth Ocala Foundation Executive Director, Jenna Krager were present at the tribute on June 14.

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McKenzie’s Moment Foundation also donated $200,000 to the AdventHealth Ocala Foundation to support the Maternal Fetal Medicine Program. This program helps women with high-risk pregnancies receive the care they need.

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