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Nebraska Teen honored in Rose Parade float

Posted at 9:05 AM, Jan 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 10:05:56-05
Grief, is never easy. It's raw, and slow going. That's something Phillip and Tracy Robertson know too well. 
Savannah Robertson was a military kid. She spent her childhood moving around a lot, but no matter where, she was always making friends. She played sport sports, sang and was active in drama. Her most noticeable quality, besides her bright blue eyes, Tracy says, was her big heart.
 
"The day before she passed, she cut her hair off. She came out with her little pony tail. She said 'I'm going to donate this to locks of love."
 
That would be her first donation. December 23, 2013, Savannah Robertson lost control of her car and crashed. She and a friend riding with her died. Two years later, it's still raw. Slow going. This New Year's the Robertson's are celebrating Savanah's life and her gift. Savanah was an organ donor. Her organs and tissue helped 58 people. 
 
"I couldn't be more proud of her. Here unknowingly and unwilling what she did for people," Phillip Robertson said. 
 
The teen will represent Nebraska on the Donate Life's float in the rose parade. Her picture was made from thousands of seeds and grains on a florograph. Phillip and Tracy helped put the final touches on.  They also received a letter from the artist who made it.
 
The two credit there giving daughter, for still giving them something now; helping them with their grief. She's also inspiring others to consider being a donor in 2016.