It’s been a long time coming.
Chances are that if you’re involved in the transplant community, you’ve stumbled across Steve Ferkau at some point in your life. Whether you’ve connected through his blogging on Revive Hope, a discussion board post on TransplantBuddies.org, joining Kari’s Klimbers (Steve’s Hustle Up the Hancock team that helps raise money for the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago), or out at a local speaking event or registration drive where Steve frequently volunteers time educating the public about the importance of organ and tissue donation.
Steve is 48-years-old. He has lived with cystic fibrosis his entire life.
If you know Steve, you know about Kari. Kari is Steve’s donor, who over eight years ago, helped Steve with a second chance at life when her family donated Kari’s organs. After back and forth email exchanges with Steve over the past couple years, I knew we wanted to find a way to convey Steve’s story in a video format. He’s about the most upbeat, motivating man you’ll meet.
Please take a moment to check it out and share with others. Thanks Steve – you do an amazing job of honoring Kari everyday.
Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvxpyfZ9Rsk