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 Reason."
Jerry lives in Portage, Indiana, and never leaves home without his pen, his notebook and, most importantly, his curiosity.
E-mail Jerry at email@example.com
Parents who lose a child face overwhelming loss with few resources
February 11, 2010
The death of a child with special needs can leave parents at a loss, with too few support groups and agencies to deal with such special-needs bereavement, experts say.
New government study shows autism on the rise
October 21, 2009 - Comments (12)
A new national report says 1 in 91 American kids have autism. That's a drastic difference from earlier estimates. But what do these new numbers mean, and how are they changing the fight against the nation's fastest-growing developmental disorder?
Two boys, one mother failed by the system
September 28, 2009 - Comments (1)
When relationships crumble, what you can do to protect your kids' safety.
Adopting a child with special needs brings challenges, great rewards
September 2, 2009
Since Anne O'Hara adopted a special-needs girl in 2006, many people have asked her, "Do you know what you're getting into?" She tells them she signed up to be as mother -- and all that comes with it -- just like any parent.