Jan 1, 2011 10:45 AM by AP

Colorado cancer survivor riding in Rose Parade

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A 19-year-old living in Boulder who survived cancer thanks in part to a tissue donation is riding in today's Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

Parker Simpson of Aurora had a tumor in his shoulder in high school. Simpson is now cancer-free and is joining the Donate Life float. The float will feature organ and tissue recipients and the relatives of donors.

Simpson's participation in the parade is sponsored by AlloSource, a Centennial-based nonprofit provider of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts used in surgeries. The company says the parade float helps garner attention about not only organ donation, but lesser-understood tissue donation.
Information from: Daily Camera,

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