Success Stories

 

Carmelita found fellowship and support in the LivestrongTM at the YMCA Program. 

In December 2016, Carmelita became concerned about symptoms of weakness, tremors and soreness in her arm, and she was having difficulty dressing herself. Putting blouses over her head and fastening buttons was becoming increasingly difficult.  Her neurologist suggested an MRI, which brought devastating news: Carmelita had a lemon-sized brain tumor. Luckily, the tumor was not growing rapidly, so Carmelita, a single mom, scheduled her surgery for June so she could finish the school year in her job as a school counselor, and her teenaged son could finish his school year as normally as possible. Read more about Carmelita's journey ...