By Steph Nordstrom
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Webb Weekly writer Jeff Federowicz.
Jeff had been a longtime writer with us, and he will be missed.
Jeff had a quirky sense of humor that you could definitely see when you read his stories. He had written for us for well over a decade, and was willing to take on any assignment, but often, I thought his best work was when he was left to his own devices to write about all the random things in the world that we all think about, but never address.
Our sympathy and prayers go out to all his family and friends.
I also want to use this opportunity to remind you about organ donation. Jeff had a live-saving kidney transplant in 1998 and was an advocate for organ donation. So, if you aren’t an organ donor please consider the following:
• One donor has the potential to save up to 8 lives.
• 83% of the individuals waiting for an organ transplant need a kidney.
• Every 10 minutes a new name is placed on the national transplant waiting list.
Since the demand for organs surpasses the supply, the typical wait time for an organ transplant (depending on the type of organ and specific medical criteria) is between three and five years.
For more information on organ donation visit http://www.organdonor.gov.