Twyla’s project

Twyla Gendron gets a tour of her basement from Income Property's Scott McGillivray.  McGillivray donated his time, his crew and his money to help complete Twyla's Project.
Twyla Gendron gets a tour of her basement from Income Property’s Scott McGillivray. McGillivray donated his time, his crew and his money to help complete Twyla’s Project.

Life can often take unexpected turns, but it’s not often that several land in someone’s lap during a single year.

Over the course of 13 months, Twyla Gendron lost her mother, her job, her health and the most heart-wrenching blow of all, her husband, Larry McCabe.

If it weren’t for the support from two longtime friends and an HGTV host, she would have lost her home too. I visited Twyla’s Cliffside bungalow while Scott McGillivray and his team of contractors turned a rundown basement into a home-saving income suite.

Read on for my article about Twyla’s project.

UPDATE: June 10, 2013
Catherine Porter paid a final visit to Twyla to meet her new tenant, and to report on one final act of kindness from Income Property host, Scott McGillivray.

FINAL UPDATE: June 28, 2013
Scott McGillivary and his crew finished the last step, a city mandated driveway for the new apartment. Read about it here at the Twyla Project blog.

Way to go!

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2 thoughts on “Twyla’s project

  1. Thanks so much Paula for writing about the Twyla Project. I thought your article in the Observer was one of my favourites. It told the whole story, particularly the background story of Larry and the slow decline of lifestyle, etc. for their family. I also just liked seeing Larry again.
    It was an excellent article. Thanks again.
    Heather Healey,
    Twyla Project

  2. Heather it was my pleasure! I wanted to share a story about how an illness can derail a life for just about anyone – even in Canada. Twyla was generous enough to tell me hers. It’s great to hear that her home is secure and on its way to being even better.

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