The online site for Editor & Publisher magazine has a lot of love today for Jeff Cagle, a reporter for the Owatonna People’s Press, who wrote a series of articles about Ava Cowell. She had less than a year to live without a liver transplant. She got the liver earlier this month, and Cagle wrote a very touching piece on the donor last week.
“The nicest compliment I ever received, and both of the families said this, they’re saying I’m the one who saved Ava’s life,” Cagle told Editor & Publisher. “I don’t think of journalists with that kind of title. I usually think of lifesavers as firefighters and doctors and nurses, never journalists. But when you hear that, it makes you feel really good.”