'Floragraphs' to honor 3 late N.J. residents at Rose Parade

NJ.COM | Jessica Mazzola

Jova, McCullion, and Niles. (Courtesy NJ Sharing Network/Donate Life)

PASADENA, Calif. — Three late New Jersey residents will be among 60 honored in flower form on the 2016 Donate Life float in the Rose Bowl parade on New Year's Day.

Each year, the organ donation organization and the affiliated NJ Sharing Network create the likenesses of donors from across the country out of flowers, petals, and seeds. 2016 will mark the 127th annual Rose Parade, which Donate Life has participated in for the past 13 years. Its float features "flora graph" portraits of late donors, and riders include living donors and organ recipients.

"The act of organ and tissue donation weaves together a tapestry of donors and recipients, of hope and remembrance, and beloved family and friends who live on through the most miraculous of gifts," Tom Mone, Chairman of the Donate Life float committee, said in a release about the event. Continue reading