PHOTOS: Quad Cities organ donor honored at Tournament of Roses parade, family shares experience

KWQC |  Jeff Whitten

PASADENA, Calif. (KWQC) — Sgt. Leevon Ritter, a Pleasant Valley High School graduate, passed away on May 22, 2012. Before he passed, Leevon made the decision to become an organ donor. That decision went on to save the lives of four others.

Because of his donation, Leevon was selected to be one of 60 organ donors being honored at the 2017 Tournament of Roses parade. The Donate Life float will be in the parade on Monday, January, 2, 2017, and features flora-graphs of the honorees.

Leevon’s mother, Barb Ritter, traveled to Pasadena, California to be a part of the event. Leading up to the parade, organizers held receptions and meetings between organ donor families, organ donor recipients, and living donors.

Barb shared her experience with us by sending photos from Pasadena. View photos, continue reading