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Honoring Carlos

-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson
Danesha Loyd, left, Julie Ewing and Ashleigh Bogardus, hold Carlos Strong signs during a parade honoring the life of Carlos Rosales on Wednesday along First Avenue South. Rosales, 9, passed away on June 9. He was a student at Duncombe Elementary School. The three women came from the OB/GYN Fort Dodge clinic to show their support.
-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson
Diane Fitzgerald, of Manson, holds a purple balloon and a Donate Life sign during a parade honoring the life of Carlos Rosales. Rosales, 9, passed away on June 9 after suffering a brain bleed on June 6. His parents made the difficult decision to have him be an organ donor. Fitzgerald's niece is Emily Markert, a Manson woman who died in 2014. One of the things she was most passionate about was organ and tissue donation. "When a family goes through a loss, there isn't a whole lot you can do except be there for them," Fitzgerald said.
-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson
Staff from Iowa Central Community College show their support during a parade honoring the life of Carlos Rosales, a young boy who passed away unexpectedly recently. Rosales, a student at Duncombe Elementary School, suffered a brain bleed on June 6. He passed away June 9. His favorite color was purple. Kris Nerem-Lowery is holding the sign.
-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson
A Fort Dodge Police Department SUV leads a parade honoring the life of Carlos Rosales on Wednesday. Rosales loved law enforcement, according to those who knew him. Rosales passed away on June 9 at the age of 9.
-Messenger photo by Chad Thompson
The drivers of a semitrailer and a much smaller pickup truck take part in a parade on Wednesday honoring the life of Carlos Rosales, 9, a Duncombe Elementary School student who passed away on June 9.

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