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Local organ donor honored in Rose Parade

A local organ donor was honored Tuesday in the Rose Parade on the Donate Life float.

Thomas Walls saved the lives of six people with his donation after his death in 2007. Walls was a hockey player and a memorial hangs from the rafters at Swonder Ice Arena.  

In the parade on Tuesday, his image was made into a floragraph picture and was on the float. Over 72 memorial floragraphs were part of the Journeys of the Heart theme.

The riders were transplant recipients, living donors or family members of donors.

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