Through the Legacy of Humankindness grant, JJ’s Legacy has the opportunity to honor a deceased donor from our community who has given the gift of life.
Each year, the sponsored donor is represented on the annual Donate Life Rose Parade Float with a floragraph that the donor’s family is invited to participate in creating. It is a great honor to be a part of this annual display that reminds us of the great gifts that have been given out of tragedy and raises awareness of the importance of registering to become an organ, eye and tissue donor.
Jacob had a passion for sports and played for League of Dreams. He also loved to play vido games, swim, dance and spend time with family. Jacob thought everyone was his friend. His mom recalls, we would be driving and he would wave at the car next to us and I would tell him to stop, you don’t know them. He would smile and respond, “mom….my friend.” When someone would wave back he had the biggest smile and would say, “see my friend.”
2019 Donate Life Rose Parade® Float to Reflect the Gift of Time and the Generosity of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donors
The 2019 Donate Life Rose Parade float, Rhythm of the Heart, reflects the parade’s theme, “The Melody of Life,” by reminding us to celebrate the power of kindness and the generous acts of people, who are making a positive difference in the lives of others. Donors save the lives of grateful recipients and help families heal, and it is the large community of registered donors that makes it possible to save thousands of lives across the country each year. Read More.