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Arkansas Family Returns from Rose Bowl Parade Trip

Jesse and Jodie McGinley were the Natural State's representatives for Donate Life's "Light up the World" float at the Rose Bowl parade in Pasadena, California. Their late son Eli was one of the float's honorees.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - An Arkansas family has returned home from an emotional trip to the Rose Bowl parade. 

Jesse and Jodie McGinley were the Natural State's representatives for Donate Life's "Light up the World" float at the annual parade in Pasadena, California.

Their late son Eli McGinley was featured on the float. Eli died at the age of only five days but his family decided to donate his heart valves. 

"This has been a priceless journey. A journey we will never forget, and one that we hope to share with Walker as he gets older and I hope he remembers just how special his twin brother was," says Eli's mom Jodie.

Walker was wearing a shirt that read 'My twin brother saved a life.'

According to Arkansas Children's Hospital - the Donate Life float won the theme trophy for best presentation at the parade.
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