Nathan, Financial Assistance Recipient

Exercise is the Best Medicice

Nathan was born blind, with a myriad of other health issues that created physical challenges. At age 32, he was diagnosed with diabetes and his doctor prescribed routine exercise. On a limited income, the YMCA was able to provide Nathan with financial assistance for a membership.

Staff Wellness Coaches and his caregiver developed a fitness strategy designed around Nathan’s physical abilities. Within six months, Nathan lost 30 pounds, had completely reversed his diabetes and no longer needs gluclose medication.

“I don’t know where he would go or what he would do if he couldn’t come to the Y,” said Nathan’s mom, Patty. “We are very appreciative for the financial assistance that has allowed Nathan to become a member.”


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