WBRC Fox 6, Alabama | Jonathan Hardison
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -An Alabama organ donor will be part of the Tournament of Roses Parade. Carver High School graduate Daniel Brannon was killed in a car crash in 2009, but his organs ended up saving five others' lives.
This weekend his picture will be part of an organ donor float in the Rose Bowl parade.
If you watch FOX6 very much you've probably seen the Alabama Organ Center commercial that tells Brannon's story through his family's memories.
His family now has the chance to tell that story of helping others even in death on a national stage.
Brannon's death in a 2009 car crash helped save five lives because he had made the choice, even at a young age, that he wanted to be an organ donor.
"It's very important to be an organ donor because we have so many people waiting on the transplant list, and people are dying everyday because people don't give," said LaVonda Brannon, Daniel's mom. "So it wasn't even a hesitation, when it was time to do that."
The Brannons helped put the finishing touches on Daniel's portrait called a floragraph, which is made out of dried seeds.
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