Fanshawe’s very own human student resource association has raised $400.00 for Threads of Life. Threads of Life is an organization that helps families and individuals that have faced a work place tragedy.
Elisa Kilbourne lost her son, Jeremy Bowley back in 2013. He was putting up a wedding tent with work. They had not received any training and had no supervision at the site. The group of young men hit a hydro poll as the tent was going up and were electrocuted. All the workers were injured but Jeremy was the only one killed.
“I remember seeing about it on the news but didn’t get the confirmation until a couple of hours later when an officer came to my door.” Elisa remembered while discussing her own experience.
Signature Events plead guilty in a trial, they admitted to failing to ensure the “health and safety of the crew and not adequately informing, instructing or supervising its workers about the danger of overhead wires.” The business was then issued a $100,000 fine in 2015.
Since then Elisa Kilbourne has joined Threads of Life. Her story is shared to thousands of families and she helps people like her recover.
“I don’t think I would be here today if it were not for the women who helped me get through it.” Elisa said thinking about her own experience while getting help from the organization.
The $400.00 raised will be going to train more people like Elisa. As well as going to events to raise more awareness and money such as Steps for Life. Co-president of Fanshawe’s human student resource association Colleen Jeffries was very proud to be able to help this much-needed organization. “So, we are really excited and we are glad that we could give back in this way.” She expressed.
Steps for Life is walk to raise more awareness and money for the organization. The walk will be taking place the first weekend in May.