SHARPSBURG, Ga -- A Coweta County widow is using her husband's memory in an effort to help hundreds of students.
Eva Fegarido will readily admit that writing an essay is not her favorite way to pass the time. Her effort at the keyboard was an inspiration of the heart, dedicated to the son who wouldn't be by her side if not for the heroic husband she lost just last month.
"He did the impossible," said 11-year-old Joey Fegarido. "He would do everything to protect his kids and his wife."
He gave his life to prove that.
"Joel Fegarido and his family were wrapping up a Wyoming vacation in July. Joey was wading in the Snake River when he was swept away. His father, an avid kayaker and fisherman, bravely jumped in. He saved Joey, but not himself.
"I promised Joey and Jamie (their daughter) after this I would do everything in the same way their dad would," said Eva Fegarido.