Back home safe and sound, Steve posted an update yesterday that recaps the judging process for the Donate Life Float. For those that watched the Rose Parade, it was quite overwhelming to see the Donate Life Float front and center for millions of viewers.
The entire OneLegacy and Donate Life California teams are to be commended for another amazing job coordinating this year’s Float. It is because of their hard work and dedication along with the commitment, help and participation of volunteers, transplant recipients and donor family members across the nation that the Donate Life Float earned the “Queen’s Trophy” for the best use of roses.
As Steve notes:
The Donate Life Float received the “Queen’s Trophy” for the best use of roses. We’re all very proud of that and I know that Laurie, from OneLegacy, is thrilled. There were over 1,000 roses dedicated to donors from all over the country on her Family Circle Garden in the beautiful, golden stars leading the float including flowers there for Kari, Chloe and Chase. Laurie is a donor sister, and though this float and our “Queen’s Trophy” means so much to so many – I think it has a little deeper meaning for her. Congratulations, Laurie – and everyone who helped.
Below is a photo of all the Float riders as well as a video of the judging process. Be sure to check out Steve’s post for the full recap as well as this insightful, touching post from Mayka Mei whose mother was also a float rider.
*You can also check out an additional Donate Life Rose Parade Float video from the CA team here.