Lifesharing Announces 2021 Rose Parade Honoree
Lifesharing is proud to announce that organ donor hero Leia Parker will represent us on the 2021 Donate Life Tribute to the Rose Parade – a floral display titled, “Community of Life.” Leia, who was named after Princess Leia in Star Wars, saved three lives when she passed away at the age of two. (Lifesharing found matching recipients for her heart, liver and kidneys. Leia’s corneas were also transplanted, giving sight to two women.) Leia was a happy and bright little girl who loved mermaids and unicorns. Like her namesake, little Leia was fearless – she ruled the Parker home with joyous laughter and sassiness. Watch video
“Community of Life” is the only floral sculpture that will be displayed on the lawn of the Tournament of Roses House in Pasadena in 2021. It features the floral portraits of 21 organ donors from across the country, including San Diego’s Leia Parker. The floragraphs will be displayed in a giant honeycomb, surrounded by floral honeybees. The design carries an important message — like bees, we are stronger when we work together. On November 17, 2020, Tihani Parker (Leia’s mother) put the finishing touches on her daughter’s floral portrait at Lifesharing.