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January 02, 2014
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Video: Fallen NY trooper honored at Rose Bowl parade

Kevin Dobson donated his tissue, helping 70 others, after he was killed in 2011

PASADENA, Calif. — Kevin Dobson got a lot of face time on New Year's Day.

In front of thousands of onlookers — and perhaps millions of Americans watching on television — the Donate Life float in the Rose Bowl parade prominently displayed a portrait of Dobson's face, along with dozens of other faces from around the world.

The state trooper and Western New York native died in an accident in 2011, but he cemented his legacy by donating his tissue, estimated to have helped make 70 other people healthier. That's why an organization called CryoLife chose to sponsor Dobson on the Donate Life float— as a shining example of the impact donations can have.

Full Story: Late State Trooper Honored in Rose Bowl Parade

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