Three winners who donated to help Martha Vaughan in her journey to new lungs were elated to hear she had received her new lungs.
NABJ-Tulsa announces three raffle winners for Martha Vaughan fundraiser on Aaron Bernard's Ol' School Sunday Night Live on KJAMZ 105.3.
The Oklahoma Eagle posted this story in May of 2023.
She's The One Who's Always Giving': Tulsa Woman In Need Of Lung Transplant After COVID Diagnosis
By: MaKayla Glenn
Her family says she's always given back to the community and now they're counting on the community to give back to her. Martha's family has started to raise money to help with her medical expenses and travel fees to and from doctors' appointments, which are out of state.
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Pandemic not over for millions
Tulsa media trailblazer faces double lung transplant
By Ginnie Graham
Kim Jackson, former KTUL, Ch.8 news anchor and reporter, was the first recipient of a college journalism scholarship from TABJ. "Martha Vaughn, has been like a big sister, mother and friend, guiding me for many years, as I went from a student at the University of Tulsa, to a full-time reporter, working at OETA, KJRH, and eventually spending 20 years at KTUL. I have watched Martha show unfailing support for our community and making important events happen, for the progress of our community. Without a doubt, Martha has been a force to support many local journalists, just like me," Jackson said.
NABJ-Tulsa member, Mia Fleming, through her media company, produces and hosts weekly segments for KOTV, News on 6. As a former news anchor, reporter and community affairs show host, years ago Mia had Martha as a guest on her show often sharing about various programs supporting the community. Fleming said, "Martha has always had an undeniable charisma and such a passion for helping others. For years Martha spread the word about what's affecting the community all while being a pioneer for change in many ways. Whether it was getting people to vote, championing for children, or awarding change-makers in the community, she was essential in making a difference in the lives of others."