PASADENA, California (KHNL) -- The Tournament of Roses parade in California had a local twist to it.
15-year-old Makana Gerona waved from the Aloha Festival float Tuesday morning.
Gerona is a former Kaiser Patient from Hawaii.
She was chosen to ride on the float because of her heroic fight against a life-threatening condition.
The float won the tournament's Director Trophy, which highlights its artistic design and floral presentation.