LIFESHARE ANNOUNCES 2018 ROSE PARADE FLORAGRAPH HONOREE
Addison Hooper, Aidan’s little sister, and Susannah Hooper, Aidan’s mother,
apply the finishing touches to the floragraph of Aidan.
Edmond Boy to be Honored in National Parade as a Tissue Donor
LifeShare of Oklahoma announced that tissue donor, Aidan Hooper, of Edmond, will be the Floragraph Honoree for the 2018 Rose Parade.
Every year, LifeShare of Oklahoma helps sponsor the Donate Life Float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day to spread the message about organ, eye and tissue donation. As a sponsor, LifeShare is able to send one donor portrait to be honored on the float.
Aidan will be honored as a tissue donor in a floragraph. A floragraph is a portrait of the donor, created with floral materials such as seeds, grains, spices, dried flowers and other organic materials. He is one of 44 donors to be featured on this year’s float.
At the event, the Hooper family shared a few stories about Aidan and his giving heart. They also were able to put the final touches on Aidan’s floragraph to ride on the Donate Life float.
The 2018 float depicts a vibrantly colored, tropical backdrop that dates back to the ancient civilizations of Mexico. It celebrates the gift of life as 17 costumed riders sit alongside the jungle, against stone carvings, drawing on the strength they have gained from their donors to continue and thrive on life’s journey.