“Fairhaven resident Christine Lavault said when her husband, a Korean War veteran, found out he had lung cancer she had to continue working because she was the only source of income.

‘If I had paid family leave, I could have taken him to the doctor. I could have fought for him,” she said. “I am so glad that we have it now because he was my special man, he was my love. And if I could have been there for him, it would have been wonderful. And people need to take care of their family, people need to take care of their loved ones.'”