Dallas doctor promotes gift of organ donation at Rose Parade

The Dallas Morning News Elizabeth Findell

Berry family. Dr. Phil Berry’s wife, Karen, and eight grandchildren will be watching for him in the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, Calif. A liver transplant in 1986 saved his life, and he spreads the word about organ donation.

Dr. Phil Berry was on the brink of death when an organ donation saved his life nearly 30 years ago.

Now the 77-year-old Dallas orthopedic surgeon will be in the national spotlight in the Rose Parade on Thursday as he continues his fight to persuade others to donate their organs.

Berry will ride on the Donate Life Texas float in the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, Calif., alongside others who have received organs and family members of donors. His eight grandchildren will get to watch him on national television, almost three decades after his near-fatal brush with hepatitis B. Continue reading
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