Donna with Ted Koppel of
Donna met a lot of interesting people while working in news, including President Reagan and Ted Koppel. But, her heart was always in telling the stories of people whose names you don’t know. Donna went into television news understanding the unique power that journalists have to make a difference. She championed the story of a baby girl, Amber Rowden of Camden, AR, who would die without a liver transplant. Eventually, Donna’s reporting helped to get the transplant law changed in Arkansas, allowing thousands of people to get much needed transplants.
Donna Davis with President Reagan at the White House
Donna also initiated a media effort on behalf of the local Salvation Army. After other reporters jumped in, the cause took off and eventually led to the largest fundraising day of the year for the organization. Donna believes all of us can be the “spark” that leads to a better world. “I’ve seen time and again when one person just jumps in and starts something, others will help and eventually that little spark causes a flame and then a fire. I hope physicians will see how much they have to offer at this time and how much the public is craving advice and leadership from the medical community.