Volunteer Profile: Mary Lou Gormley

Volunteer Profile: Mary Lou Gormley

Threads of Life volunteer Mary Lou Gormley with husband Robert. People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the opportunity to give something back to their community or make a difference to the people around them. For others, it provides a...
“No one understood what I was going through.”

“No one understood what I was going through.”

Fabien Guindon died after the trench he was working in collapsed, completely engulfing him. When his wife Kim Labrecque arrived at the hospital and saw an ambulance full of mud, she knew instantly what had happened. As she learned more about how Fabien had died, Kim...
“Gradually, the light snuck back in.”

“Gradually, the light snuck back in.”

Heather Dahmer’s husband Jim was exposed to asbestos throughout his career: as a plumber, steamfitter and maintenance supervisor. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an incurable cancer, and died in 2011. After her years as Jim’s partner and caregiver, Heather was...