Jim Bartko, who pledged the proeeds of his recent autobiography "Boy in the Mirror" to a UO scholarship fund and to the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect, passed away yesterday, March 16. With deep sadness and gratitude for Jim's legacy, we will do everything we can to honor his memory by continuing to share his story and message.
Read today's Register-Guard article on Jim's life here. Co-author Bob Welch says of Jim's book, "He wanted to do this for the right reason: to help other people. He didn’t care about the repercussions. It was important for him to share this part of his life.”