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Iowa donor honored in Rose Parade


DES MOINES (KWWL) - An Iowa donor will be featured on a float during this year's Tournament of Roses Parade.

Just over three years ago 16-year-old Erika Schwager was killed in West Des Moines after her car collided with a fire truck. Erika's parents are decorating her portrait with seeds and flowers so that her "florograph" can float down Colorado Boulevard.

The Iowa Donor Network nominated Erika in the hopes she will inspire people to sign up with their state organ and tissue donor registry. A copy of Erika's florograph and an artist's rending of the float can be found at:

Online Producer: Maria Magner


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