On a bright and hot July 11, 2017, Donate Life Wyoming joined other Casper groups to “Stirrup Some Fun” in the Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo Annual Parade. Advocates and volunteers gathered from all over Wyoming, donning cowboy hats and University of Wyoming t-shirts to show their support for organ, eye and tissue donation.
Cayde Brannaman, double lung recipient of Cheyenne, and Jason Wynia, heart recipient of Casper, walk in the parade to thank and honor the families of their donors. Cayde took aim with her water soaker and a mischievous smile at hundreds of Casper residents ready for the cool down.
Gavin Maxwell, pediatric liver recipient from Sheridan, took time to share his story with local media. Gavin feels that he was given a second chance at life and encouraged everyone to register to be a donor when they get their drivers license.
On Parade Day, fun was had by all! The heat of the day did not damper the spirits of our volunteers and advocates. Parade goers welcomed the Donate Life Wyoming float with applause, waves, and encouraging “hoorays”!
Thanks, Wyoming, for your continued support of organ, eye and tissue donation!
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