Through the Legacy of Humankindness grant, JJ’s Legacy and Dignity Health together they have 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.
Elizabeth Lyn Hartman
Elizabeth (Liz) spent her life serving others. Whether she was working as a chef, caring for her family and friends, or helping those in need around her, she was always serving.
Elizabeth (Liz) Hartman was the kind of person everyone wants to have in their life. She was kind, selfless, loving - always reaching out to help those in need. She was actively involved in helping and supporting family members, friends, and volunteering at her church.
Liz loved God deeply and was not afraid to share His love with everyone around her. Liz always saw the best in every person she came in contact with and was loved by her family and friends. With every breath she told people how valuable they were, how much she loved them, and she made sure they knew how important they were. Her eyes twinkled when she smiled and she had the most infectious laugh in the room.
Liz was the most encouraging person and was always the first to offer help and lift someone up who was feeling down. She carried such strength in her tiny body--enough to carry everyone around her. When she hugged you, you really knew, she loved you. She is missed every moment, of every day.
Her final act of giving was with her donation of life, to those in need of organs or tissues. What a fitting tribute to someone who spent her life helping others. We miss her more than words can express.
“Love one another. As I (Jesus) have loved you. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” - John 13:34-35
The 2022 Donate Life Rose Parade® float, Courage to Hope, shares the courage shown by donor families, living donors and waiting recipients by highlighting the winged lion of the Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy. The courage to hope for a lifesaving transplant, helps recipients as they await for a donor, and the courage to hope that their loved one will save and heal lives through organ, eye and tissue donation, helps grieving families heal and find peace.