Sarah's walking in memory of Lewis
This spring, I will once again be walking in memory of my brother, Lewis, in Steps for Life. I've walked in his memory each spring since 2006 -- it's one of the ways I carry him with me, in love and remembrance.
Lewis was only 19 years old when his life as he knew it ended. Left severely disabled by his injuries, he never walked again after May 30, 2001. He died two years later, at the age of 21. I walk in his memory for the steps he didn't get to take, and in support of the families left devastated in the aftermath of every workplace tragedy.
Since 2006, our team has raised more than $6,500 for Threads of Life's family support services in memory of Lewis. Family support services our family has benefited from, and that I've seen help hundreds of others in similar situations. Your ongoing support is so meaningful to our family, and is indicative of the far-reaching support we've received from family and friends over the years since that fateful day in May 2001.
I've worked for Threads of Life now for over 10 years. I know firsthand how much I needed the support their family support programs provided, and I've seen the difference they've made for so many other families, too. All of the funds raised through Steps for Life walks across the country go to provide support services to those most devastated after a workplace fatality, life-altering injury, or occupational disease: the families. Families exactly like mine.
If you’re able to make a donation in support, it’s truly appreciated. If you would like to walk with me on May 5, let me know!
I walk because a workplace injury took his ability to ever walk again.
I walk because this community helped me find a way to step forward and heal.
I walk because, each year, roughly 1000 families in Canada lose a loved one to a workplace injury or occupational disease, and they need our support.