Tissue Donor and Tissue Recipient Selected for 2015 Donate Life Rose Parade Float

November 1, 2014

Adam Teller, Tissue Recipient
Los Angeles, CA
Float Rider

Adam Teller had his 3-year-old son on his shoulders when they both fell. While his son was fine, Adam fractured a vertebrae and lost the use of his left arm. Adam had surgery to replace discs and received donor bone tissue. As a result, he now enjoys full function in his arm again. Adam is a tireless advocate and spokesperson for tissue donation. Adam was nominated by OneLegacy in Los Angeles, CA.


Andy Hendel, Tissue Donor​
Cologne, MN
Floragraph Honoree

Andy Hendel was born in 1995 in Vietnam and was adopted, along with his twin brother, into the Hendel family in 1996. "Andyman" grew up in rural Minnesota. He was active in sports and had a passion for community service. Andy died by suicide at the age of 16. He donated cardiovascular and musculoskeletal tissue and, to date, Andy's gift has helped 63 recipients across 25 states, with ages ranging from 15 to 82 years old. Andy was nominated by American Donor Services of Hastings, MN.