The San Fernando Sun | Alex Garcia
This year, the Roses Parade won't take place on Jan. 1, but Monday, Jan. 2.. This is because the organization's rules say that whenever Jan. 1 falls on Sunday, the parade must be pushed to Monday so as not to conflict with religious services.
And for those working on the Donate Life Rose Parade float, many of them organ recipients or donor relatives, this is also a chance to honor those whose organs have helped give life to many others.
Tragedy Turns Into Life- Saving Opportunity
Among this year's volunteers is Arnold Perez and his wife, Eva, as well as Megan Corfee and her mother, Debbie. These families may come from different backgrounds and may not even share the same first language, but their bond is unmistakable.
When he was nearly seven years-old, a family trip to Big Pine to enjoy a snow day turned into tragedy for Hernan Aispuro. The boy hit a tree while going downhill on his homemade sled. He was airlifted by helicopter to the nearest hospital, but doctors declared him brain dead.