UK Organ Donor To Be Featured In Rose Parade On New Year’s Day

A Mt. Sterling organ donor will be honored on this year's Donate Life float at the annual New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
A Mt. Sterling organ donor will be honored on this year's Donate Life float at the annual New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
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Updated: 12/17/2013 11:09 am
A Mount Sterling man, who upon his death saved and enhanced the lives of many others through organ and tissue donation at the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, will be featured on the Donate Life Float in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California.

Jeff Ballard’s face will be one of 81 donors featured as individual floragraphs on the annual Donate Life Float. The floragraphs are facial images created from natural products such as seeds and petals.

Sponsored by KODA, Jeff’s mother Connie and his daughter Samantha, will travel to Pasadena to help decorate the float. They will bring the floragraph to Kentucky to finish it before sending it back to Pasadena in time for the parade.






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