The Donate Life Float pays tribute to those who have donated or received organs or tissue.
The whimsical float features “floralgraphs”, portraits of donors etched in flowers, who gave the gift of life.
“My brother, Eddie Arellano, he was 33 years old. He died of a brain aneurysm,” said Anna Arellano, who was helping construct the float. “He was able to give his liver, two kidneys and both of his lungs.”
Arellano was putting the finishing touches on her brother’s floralgraph Wednesday, along with 1,000 other volunteers working on the float. “It brough some comfort to us knowing that he could save other people’s lives,” Arellano said.
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