Jerry Davich has written thousands of stories, columns, and
essays about myriad issues, people, and situations - including the
last days of a woman with terminal cancer in a hospice; flying
upside down in a U.S. Thunderbirds fighter jet at 9.2
G's; visiting New York City's Ground Zero just days after
the 9/11 terrorist attacks; witnessing a coroner perform an
autopsy; and skydiving out of a plane with a tape recorder in hand.
Still, his goals remain the same: To shine a light on society's
darkest corners, to offer a voice to the voiceless, and to profile
ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances.
Along the way, Jerry has won more than 40 state or national
awards from various journalism organizations, and he has recently
completed his first book, "Connections: Everyone Happens for a
Jerry lives in Portage, Indiana, and never leaves home
without his pen, his notebook and, most importantly, his
The Zdanky family just takes life one hour at a time. Read...
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Jack O'Donnell knew his life needed to change. It was realizing he was slowly killing himself and might not be around to see his children grow up that finally got him moving--literally. Read...