Lian Boily is a full-time college student, studying psychosocial intervention and education. For the past five years, she has also been volunteering at a CHSLD. When the current crisis began, there was no question in her mind: she had to help.
Since April, when not in class, she is on rotation at the CHSLD, working days, evenings or nights. Since there is frequently a shortage of staff, 16-hour workdays are quite common.
At the mere age of 17, she has been on the front lines of the pandemic, seeing people she has become close to succumb to the disease, often in a matter of days, or even hours. She noted a common wish among the residents: not to die alone.