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A statement has been released about the passing of Erika Cox who was a nurse and wife of a KCFD1 firefighter. Klamath Alerts extends our sympathies and prayers to all involved.

Statement from KCFD#1:

It is with saddened hearts that we share the passing of one of our Fire District family members. Erika Cox, wife to Firefighter Zack Cox passed away at Saint Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon due to a brain aneurysm. Erika chose to be an organ donor. Zack and family are donating everything that they can and she will be helping no less than 5 other people. Zack shared that she is the only donor on the entire west coast at this time and that she is possibly the only heart available in the entire country. What a gift they have chosen.

Today, in honor of Erika and Zack and their family, a honor walk will be held at Sky Lakes Medical Center where Erika was a nurse. Today Saint Charles Medical Center will also be having an honor walk just preceding her donation time. She is a true hero.

Please keep Zack and his family in your thoughts and prayers.