Kentucky organ donor to be honored during Rose Bowl Parade
Missy Fields died in a car accident six years ago, but she touched countless lives with eye and tissue donation.
A parade taking place thousands of miles away will have extra special meaning for one Kentucky family this year.
A float in the annual Rose Bowl parade in Pasadena, California will honor a young woman who saved lives after she lost her life.
Missy Fields was just 22 years old when she died in a car accident on Mother's Day, six years ago.
Fields will be honored on the Donate Life float in the Rose Bowl parade this weekend.
Her florograph, a picture made from flowers, will wave on some banners attached to the float.
Eight other Kentuckians are being recognized with special roses.
Fields touched countless lives with eye and tissue donation.
Missy's parents, David and Janie fields, are in Pasadena, and even helped put the finishing touches on the float.
"It's very touching to see all the donors," Janie Fields said. "Gosh, just knowing Missy's up there, and to know she's not forgotten, that's just everything to me."
There are currently more than 100,000 people on the donor waiting list. Six hundred of them live here in Kentucky.