While coping with cancer himself in 1993, a newspaper article prompted Arthur to make a visit to Wellspring. He quickly learned what a safe place Wellspring was to share information and find valuable sources of support. Through his interactions with program leaders, members, and other volunteers, Arthur found himself on the road to his own personal path of healing and self-discovery. To this day, Arthur acknowledges that Wellspring's programs, such as Relaxation & Visualization and Art Therapy, have offered many powerful experiences that continue to shape his daily life.
When a call went out for mailing volunteers to help with the stuffing, sorting, and distribution of Wellspring material, Arthur answered. Very quickly, Arthur became a consistent member of this volunteer team. Fifteen years later, Arthur remains the backbone of Wellspring program mailings. Having rarely missed one of these bi-monthly events, he is thorough and accurate, but most notably, lightening fast.
Arthur also contributed to Wellspring through his love of architecture and design, which prompted him to research the history of 81 Wellesley Street East. Arthur’s diligent research resulted in a report listing the owners and residents of the houses, dating back to 1885, when it was a grand residence with an attractive stable out back. His report also included reference to the 1962 purchase by Eastern Construction – then owned by the Odette brothers, who in 1992 rented the Coach House to Wellspring and in 1997 donated the entire property to Wellspring.
Arthur has spoken many times of all the doors that his experiences at Wellspring have opened for him. In his words, "I am only one person and have experienced so much through Wellspring. Can you imagine if you combined all the experiences of all the members and volunteers -- that would be quite a phenomenon!”.
Wellspring is most grateful for all the experiences that Arthur shared over 15 years. His lovely, gentle presence, commitment and diligence are admired by all who know him.