The following article is from FortWayneHomepage.net:
More than 100,000 people across the U.S. are in need of an organ transplant, and one local man is using his story to encourage others to donate.
Orlan Holmes is in need of a rare double-lung transplant due to a severe case of COPD.
The operation and aftercare will cost more than $600-thousand, but his insurance will only cover a portion of the costs.
On Wednesday, the Sunshine Cafe on Coldwater Road held a benefit for Holmes -- contributing 10-percent of its earnings to his recovery fund.
Holmes is also encouraging others to consider becoming organ donors.
To see Orlan's interview with local reporters, visit FortWayneHomepage.net.