Wow. The last few days have been full of excitement!
We have the opportunity this year to honor Caroline Bryant on the Donate Life Float at the Rose Parade. Caroline was about eight months pregnant in 1997, when she was involved in a tragic car accident. Although medical staff were not able to save Caroline’s life, they were able to deliver her son, who is now a healthy 12 year old. Caroline, who had previously discussed organ donation with her husband, became an organ donor. Caroline will be honored in the form of a floragraph onthe Donate Life Float. Her son Carter, and her liver recipient, Tyla, will be riding on the float.
The floragraph, a word I think was created to describe the pictures of donors created with natural ingredients, is the major focal point of the float. The decorating of Caroline’s floragraph began in California by the grammy winning R&B group, All-4-One. They then brought the floragraph to Utah to give Caroline’s family a chance to complete the decorating.
The family gathered at Shriner’s Hospital for Children to listen as All-4-One sang to the patients and their families and then they were presented with the floragraph. Caroline’s parents, Carter, and Tyla then completed the floragraph as several people watched and snapped pictures. The family will also be going to California to participate in the Rose Parade. There was a great article in the Deseret News and an equally great segment on Studio 5.