InMemoriam (1)SUNY Broome Professors Alison and Daniel Brennan will be flying to Pasadena, Ca., on Dec. 28 to help decorate the Donate Life Float and to attend the 2017 Rose Parade on Jan. 2 to see their daughter Ourania’s floragraph as it passes by.
One of 60 floragraphs that will grace the Donate Life float, Ourania’s floragraph was present at Lourdes Hospital on Nov. 30 so that family and friends could place the final seeds at a finishing party celebrating her brief but beautiful life. Ourania was selected for this honor by the International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM), the group that helped to place her organ and tissue donations after she passed away in June 2013. Ourania was only the second neonatal donation that IIAM had been involved with at the time, although now more than 60 such donations have been coordinated by the group.
Alison and Daniel Brennan are grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness about the possibility of neonatal donation and the comfort it can bring to grieving families.