Monday, December 7, 2015

Floragraph of Organ Donor Added to a Float for the Rose Parade

News Channel 9 | Elizabeth Goldin

Family members add dried flowers to a floragraph of Kevin "Sunshine" Yates.

"Kevin was an amazing person, kind, very caring, always giving," said Tiki Finlayson, Kevin's mother.

Almost five years ago, Kevin gave the ultimate gift for a man he would never meet, Melvin Ellis.

Kevin was killed by a drunk driver in Chattanooga. He saved four people by donating his major organs.

"It is amazing, wonderful, glorious to be a recipient, and part of this wonderful family," said Ellis.

Melvin received Kevin's heart.

The floragraph of Kevin will be added to the Donate Life float for the 127th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Continue reading



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