Reat Underwood featured on ‘Donate Life Float’ in 128th Rose Parade

FOX 4 | Melissa Stern

PASADENA, Calif. -- Hate crime victim and local organ donor Reat Underwood was featured prominently on the Donate Life Float in the 128th Rose Parade on Monday. Reat was featured in a floragraph on the float in the Pasadena parade.

“We believe that up to 50 people were helped by the donations that he made of his own organs, so it`s a very special way to honor a very special person,” said Alana Muller, a long-time family friend.

Reat was murdered by white supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross outside the Jewish Community Campus in 2014. His grandfather, Dr. William Corporon, was also murdered.

Reat's parents - Mindy Corporon and Len Losen, along with his brother Lukas - all attended the parade and were VIP guests on the grandstand.

“I loved watching the parade on television, so I sort of had a behind the scenes look, Mindy`s doing a really good job of sending Facebook Live feeds and videos, pictures of her experience in Pasadena,” said Muller, who has been friends with the Corporon family for years. VIDEO Continue reading