‘Donate’ decoration

Photo courtesy of Lisa Bernfeld

CAREFUL WITH COLOR: Liver recipient and Apple Valley resident Carol Stafford helps decorate the ‘Donate Life’ Rose Parade float on Dec. 1. Stafford, who received her liver on May 8, 2007, is now the secretary of the United Organ Transplant Association, Inland Empire. Stafford’s husband, Dennis, is the president. Several other UOTA members also decorated with the Staffords. The 2013 Donate Life Rose Parade float, ‘Journeys of the Heart,’ dramatizes the ups and downs experienced by donor families, transplant recipients and living donors. For more information on the float, click on www.donatelifefloat.org. For on Stafford’s battle with a diseased liver and her journey back to health, visit www.AppleValley-Review.com and use the search term ‘Stafford.’