January 03, 2007

Indians in the Rose Parade

Native American rides in Rose Bowl parade to honor brother's memoryOn Jan. 1, Camille Nighthorse of Cave Creek rode on the Donate Life float in the Tournament of Roses Parade, along with 22 other living donors and donor family members. They gave the ultimate gift--the gift of life--and now they will encourage millions worldwide to follow their example.

The float's theme, "Giving From The Heart," was meant to inspire people to save lives as organ, tissue, and blood donors. The Donor Network of Arizona sponsored Nighthorse, a mother of eight, who gives educational presentations at area high schools on behalf of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

P.S. I hope her float was less stereotypical than this one from 2001:


Anonymous said...

I think you missed the point.

Rob said...

If writerfella wants to digress, that's okay.

Re "By race, break down that figure of 94,675 patients waiting for a donor organ, and guess what you will find?" I'm sure you'll several things, so I'm not sure what you're getting at.

The article says 11.9% of the Arizona patients waiting for donors are Natives. I'd guess Natives are overrepresented on the national list because they tend to have poorer health.