We have chosen to begin the Youmanity Stories section by dedicating this project to Gaia and Salvatore, two people who recently gave their lives while volunteering. 

Gaia Volpes (27) died in an accident while working as a volunteer in an ambulance that was transporting two patients. Salvatore Laudani (47) died of fatigue a few days ago near the summit of Mount Etna as he tried to help a hiker. 

Their stories will inaugurate and then become part of the other stories told by people who have chosen and will choose to share their volunteering experiences.  

These two people are truly worthy of such a tribute. Thank you.