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llara Stefaniuk-Gaudet with Worship Associate Lynne Bonner – 

Westwood Unitarian Congregation’s Director of Religious Education IIara Stefaniuk-Gaudet relives their close encounters with death. 

Lifelong kidney disease and a vivid dream life bring a unique and personal twist to Ilara’s story. May you leave feeling as uplifted as they did while penning their story to share! 

Ilara Stefaniuk-Gaudet is a visual artist, poet, and story teller. They are a lifelong UU, even before they knew it! They’ve spent their years advocating for people with disabilities, Inter-faith initiatives, and LGBTQ2S+ humans, and following synchronicity to wherever it guides them. Ilara loves gardening, anything crafty, and being a student of life.