West Seattle scene: Finished floragraph for Joshua Waleryszak

(WSB photo by Patrick Sand)
That’s the floragraph of Joshua Waleryszak, whose mom Judy Waleryszak finished it tonight at Forest Lawn in West Seattle, 20 years after losing her 12-year-old son to complications of developmental disabilities. It’s his portrait in plant material, ready for the 2014 edition of the Rose Parade float honoring organ donors – as explained in our preview, Joshua’s death meant life-saving donations for three people.

(Photo courtesy Alyson Hallberg)
Joshua’s story is told here, on the website about this year’s Donate Life float, which will include the floragraph just completed by his mom.

7 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Finished floragraph for Joshua Waleryszak"

  • Sonoma December 13, 2013 (2:59 am)

    This is beautiful. And Joshua must have been a very sweet boy.

  • Hollyplace December 13, 2013 (4:37 am)


  • DML December 13, 2013 (7:14 am)

    A beautiful gesture both then and now. Will look for Joshua on New Years Day.

  • Sassy December 13, 2013 (7:51 am)

    What a beautiful story! Joshua was such a sweet looking boy. Blessings to Judy and Thomas.

  • Lindsey December 13, 2013 (2:46 pm)

    That’s beautiful. Thank you for donating.

  • AJP December 13, 2013 (7:46 pm)

    Beautiful! What a wonderful tribute. Joshua lives on, not only in the lives he saved, but in those who loved him.

  • ACH December 13, 2013 (10:55 pm)

    Beautiful. Will look for this while watching the parade. Thank you for sharing.

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