“You know you’re making a difference for that one person.”

Health and Safety: Faces Behind the Statistics, Lynda Kolly & Burton ReimerBurton Reimer’s needless death transformed Lynda Kolly into a safety advocate and sought-after public speaker. In 2007, she also joined the board of Threads of Life. “I found I needed to have more of a connection with family members who were experiencing the same thing as me.”

Since then, Lynda hasn’t stopped giving her time and energy. Right away, she helped organize a Steps for Life walk in Winnipeg and still volunteers on the day of the walk. Lynda also joined the Speakers Bureau, became a media spokesperson, and signed up as a volunteer family guide, providing support and understanding to others after the workplace death of a family member. Among all these activities, Lynda’s favourite moments are at Threads of Life Family Forums. “You’re making one-on-one connections and you know you’re making a difference for that one person.”

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More of Lynda’s story can also be found in Forget Me Not, a Threads of Life book of family stories available at www.threadsoflife.ca/forget-me-not.

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