When Linda Henning encouraged her twin 16-year-old boys to check the organ-donor box on their driver's licenses, the thought that one of them might become an organ donor someday was the furthest thing from her mind.
But Monday, Henning found herself with 27 others riding on a Donate Life float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in honor of her son Marc. When the 22-year-old Air Force Academy senior took his life in September 2010, his organs went to six people.
"He's still giving even though his spirit has passed on," Henning said by telephone from California.
The Denver-based Donor Alliance chose Henning to represent the organization at the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on its "One More Day" float in Pasadena,Read more: Organ donors' families celebrate gift of life at Calif. event - The Denver Posthttp://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_19662417#ixzz1iRiuEtDV