Donate Life Float: 2016 Floragraph Honoree - Yadira Ramirez

Donate Life Float

Donate Life Rose Parade Float floragraph honoree Yadira Ramirez was born in Los Angeles on March 8, 1983 and was raised in Huntington Park. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology degree at University of California, San Diego and was planning to return to school to receive a graduate degree in social work. Her passion was to advocate for children especially those from abused homes. Yadira loved to travel. She studied abroad in countries such as France, Spain and Italy. The month before her death she had traveled to Costa Rica and was planning a trip to Russia. From a young age, Yadira was fearless. She loved roller coasters and extreme sports such as bungee jumping. On June 6, 2009, Yadira was in a tragic car accident and lost her life at the age of 26. When her family received the call from OneLegacy asking about tissue donation, Yadira’s mother, Graciela Ramirez, gladly honored Yadira’s wishes to be a donor.

OneLegacy is proud to honor Yadira on the 2016 Donate Life Float, "Treasure Life's Journey." Watch for her floragraph in the Tournament of Roses - Rose Parade on New Year's Day.

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