Pasadena, CA (WCSC) - The life of a Mt. Pleasant woman was honored on the national stage on New Year's Day.
A floral portrait of Caroline Walters was displayed on the Donate Life float in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
Walters, 32, was struck by an SUV while crossing Coleman Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant in 2012. After her death, her organs were donated. According to Donate Life, Walters' donation saved the lives of four people, and allowed another person to see.
Her parents traveled to Pasadena to view the float first-hand.
"It was so exciting to see her beautiful face atop that float today," Donna Walters said. "I just can't explain the emotions that we both felt. We were excited and we were sad and we were happy -- it was just rewarding in every possible way."
Walters' picture was one of 72 featured on the float.