UT San Diego | Steve Schmidt
The latest chapter occurred Monday at the 123rd Rose Parade, with millions watching, with bands blaring, with Chris Truxaw and his extended family smiling and getting misty-eyed as one of the floats passed by.
The fantastical float was called “One More Day,” and it included floral portraits of people who had donated organs at their death.
Like Tommy Weiss. When 10-year-old Tommy died in a car crash in 1997, his heart was transplanted into a badly ailing Truxaw, then 13 and living in Encinitas. Now Chris is 27. He is a graduate of Stanford University and runs a San Francisco software company. Doctors say he’s healthy.
He’s had Tommy’s heart longer than he had his own.