BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — JJ's Legacy's Donate Life Floragraph Float featured a special face in this year's Rose Parade, local 8-year-old Nathan Nickolas Street.
Street passed away in 2015 after a 13-month battle with a tumor that started in his brain stem.
His parents chose to donate his tumor tissue to research where a live cell line was established.
The cell line has been shared among doctors worldwide and is, currently, used in numerous research studies.
Each year, JJ's Legacy and Dignity Health honor the gift of life in the community through the Legacy of Humankindness Award.
In November, the Street family was recognized as a recipient of the award.
The theme of this year's float was Light in the Darkness.