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Littlest Superman Is Jackson Rose Parade Grand Marshal

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(WLNS) - This weekend's Rose Parade in Jackson had a "super" grand marshal.

A two-year-old boy from Jackson-- showed the crowd that you don't need to be a grown-up to be a leader.

It's not every day Superman leads a home-town parade...

But on this day 2-year-old Oscar Curtis did just that.

He's a little boy known as 'Superman' to his family and friends.

Today-- he was all smiles as he lead floats-- bands-- dancers and many others--- through the streets of Jackson as the grand marshal of the 56th annual Rose Parade.

"It's a happy time. We haven't had a lot of happy time the last two years. We've had benefits and the community has come together and done absolutely amazing things for our family to get through it but this is something that we can actually celebrate him being better,"  said Alicia Curtis, Oscar's mother.

When Oscar was just two weeks old he was diagnosed with a rare liver disorder.

But this year Oscar received a liver transplant from another child.

Now nearly 5 months later he is out of the hospital taking the spotlight hoping to raise awareness for organ and blood donation.

"When you see your little baby getting pints of blood every single day you realize the importance that someone took their time out of their day to go give that blood that's potentially saving your child's life," added his mother.

And now things for Oscar and his family are finally looking up-as he is healing and finally catching up to his peers, one baby step at a time.

"He's home now and his medicines are slowly coming off the list and he's actually starting to enjoy life," said his mother.

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