Jim Vidas was burned in a house fire in Aspen Hill, Maryland, in November 2011. He spent 3 weeks in the burn unit at Washington Hospital Center, where four sets of skin graft surgery with donated skin helped him recover.
He has had a wide range of responsibilities during a career of over 40 years with the Department of Defense.
He supports Donate Life and BeADonor.org by speaking, writing and participating in donor awareness work with the Washington Regional Transplant Community (WRTC).
He facilitates Burn Support Groups at Washington Hospital Center and regularly attends the World Burn Congress.
He is a long-time soccer and basketball referee, and is active in his grandson’s boy scout troop.