Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Every year at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA, the national organ donation campaign, Donate Life, has a float. This float allows organ donors to honor their loved one with a rose bearing their name. The float also has riders that have been touched by donation and their website shares their stories http://www.donatelifefloat.org/ We received a letter from Children's Mercy stating that they would like to recognize the gift of life given by our Abrielle by dedicating a rose labeled with her name. The rose is placed in a water filled vial in the Family Circle Garden on the float on New Years Day. Children's Mercy will then honor us and Abby at a ceremony on February 14th. There we will receive a personalized certificate recognizing Abrielle, a replica of the actual rose vial placed on the Donate Life float, and a Family Circle pin all in honor of Abby and the lives she saved through her donation. We feel blessed to receive this honor for our little girl.