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Fountain inspired by teen's struggle with diabetes

A teenager dedicated a work of art Wednesday night with the hopes it would bring a long-lasting legacy. Eliza Lewis, a 17-year-old, has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since 2007. Wednesday night, she helped the American Diabetes Association dedicate a fountain in her name at the Hilton-Lexington Downtown.

Lewis's father, Peter, designed and built the fountain.

"I decided to build a fountain with horses, depicting a child's fantasy and that's what you see here," he said, "the ability to build such a gorgeous fountain and honor my daughter and to have the folks here in Lexington be so involved with diabetes makes it even more special."

Every coin dropped in won't sit in the water for long. Each one will be donated to the American Diabetes Association, a group helping Eliza Lewis learn to live with diabetes.

"It's especially nice because it has meaning to it because it's going towards my diabetes which so many other people have. And also it's about horses which is my passion so it's kinda cool that both of them are tied in together," said Eliza Lewis.

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