Stories of Impact

“Every day I do an act of kindness because of the YMCA!”

“Every day I do an act of kindness because of the YMCA!”

"I challenge myself everyday"

"I challenge myself everyday"

"Her family made it clear that they would fight and return to the normal life she loved"

"Her family made it clear that they would fight and return to the normal life she loved"

"I was determined to feel better"

"I was determined to feel better"

“I learned to swim at age 70 and lost 30 pounds!”

“I learned to swim at age 70 and lost 30 pounds!”

Andrea made a life-changing decision: She decided to conquer her fear of water and learn to swim.

Andrea made a life-changing decision: She decided to conquer her fear of water and learn to swim.

"The YMCA appeared as the place of choice for Military service people wheth- er retired, active or in the reserve."

"The YMCA appeared as the place of choice for Military service people wheth- er retired, active or in the reserve."

"The YMCA remains constant and that it is always a beacon of light to come back to."

"The YMCA remains constant and that it is always a beacon of light to come back to."

After surgery to remove a brain tumor, “Exercise is a must for me now, especially with the Parkinson’s.”

After surgery to remove a brain tumor, “Exercise is a must for me now, especially with the Parkinson’s.”

Elizabeth and Matthew Barnes fell in love with competitive swimming after Elizabeth’s kidney transplant.

Elizabeth and Matthew Barnes fell in love with competitive swimming after Elizabeth’s kidney transplant.

“I want to make the best of it while I’m here and help as many people as I can along the way. Love is the key!”

“I want to make the best of it while I’m here and help as many people as I can along the way. Love is the key!”