Volunteers in our area were recognized for their selfless efforts at the Jefferson Awards banquet in Wausau Thursday.
Each month, Newsline 9 features one of the honorees in our newscasts. All the winners from the past year joined at the banquet. Ted and Shelby Gerbig of Schofield were selected to represent our area at the national level for their efforts in creating awareness about organ donation.
"I think he's going to be forever in our hearts, and our whole group," said winner Shelby Gerbig, "It meant a lot to him. I think this is such a good way to honor his memory."
Sadly, Shelby Gerbig will have to make the trip alone. Ted Gerbig passed away this summer from complications unrelated to his transplant.
Newsline 9 partners with Marshfield Clinic to recognize all of the Jefferson Award winners.