Monday, January 2, 2012

Idaho Woman Remembered in Today's Rose Parade

Posted By on Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 9:31 AM

One of the nation's longest, and most beautiful, New Year's traditions is the Tournament of Roses parade, which for 123 years has seen thousands of floats, bands and equestrians gliding down the streets of Pasadena, Calif., in front of a global television audience of nearly 1 billion.

Today's parade has a very special significance for an Idaho family, which in 2009 lost one of its members in a motorcycle accident. When 19-year-old Lacey Haye was killed, her legacy lived on because she had checked the organ donor box on her driver's license application.

And today, she is being remembered on a unique float put together by Donate Life, honoring families of organ donors. The float will include images of the donors, crafted with flowers and seeds.

Lacey's mother Diana once called her daughter a "flower girl."

A picture of Lacey Hay and her familys commemorative floragraph
  • Andrew Crisp
  • A picture of Lacey Haye and her family's commemorative floragraph.

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