Lowcountry Woman Honored on 2015 Donate Life Rose Parade® Float for Giving “The Gift of Life”
A Mount Pleasant woman, Caroline Walters, was honored for giving the “gift of life” to four organ recipients and the gift of sight to another. LifePoint, along with Donate Life South Carolina, honored Caroline by representing her with a “floragraph”, an artistic floral portrait, on the 2015 Donate Life Rose Parade float that is themed "The Never-Ending Story." Caroline’s family and friends finished decorating her floragraph at a special ceremony in North Charleston at the LifePoint office. The floragraph will be sent back to Pasadena to be placed on the Donate Life Rose Parade Float which can be seen New Year’s Day on NBC, ABC, HGTV, Hallmark Channel, and Univision. “The Never-Ending Story” is the 25th float of 39 floats in the 2015 Rose Parade. This means the Donate Life Float will appear in the second hour of the two-hour telecast
Caroline double majored at the University of South Carolina and earned her Master’s Degree at the Darla Moore School of Business. Caroline moved back to the Lowcountry and became the Director of Marketing/Office Manager at the family’s Deerfield Plantation in St. George.
The opportunity to recognize Caroline as an organ and cornea donor is made possible by Bridge to Life, a biotechnology company based in Columbia and dedicated to advancing the science of organ procurement and preservation.
View "The Power of Two" Documentary
Everyone in the transplant community knows that it takes power to give the gift of life through organ donation, survive the wait and thrive after receiving a transplant. Twin sisters and double lung transplant recipients Ana Stenzel and Isa Stenzel Byrnes, and other members of the transplant community worldwide, show what power can do in the documentary film “The Power of Two.” Called “compelling” and “poetic” by the Wall Street Journal, and an “inspiring triumph” by Golden Globe® nominated actor Jack Black, this winner of ten film festival awards has entertained, educated and inspired audiences globally.
This short video was produced by Donate Life South Carolina to increase awareness about the need for more organ and tissue donors. It also gives information about the South Carolina Organ and Tissue Donor Registry.
A Message from Our Director
Thanks to the hard work of our many dedicated employees, volunteers, and professional associates, LifePoint continues to make great progress in advancing organ and tissue donation in South Carolina.
Through the generosity of our donor families, hundreds of lives have been saved and enhanced. Yet, the need for donation continues. We are privileged, humbled and honored to have a part in this lifesaving work. Please help us with your commitment to be a donor.
Nancy A. Kay CEO/President of LifePoint, Inc.