Strength and support through cancer and beyond
Mike Nale was diagnosed with Laryngeal cancer of his vocal cords in 2013 and underwent intensive radiation and chemotherapy treatments for four months. Knowing treatment would take a huge toll on his body, Mike joined the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program. Due to his medical bills, Mike knew he couldn’t afford to pay for a program and was relieved to find that the Y program is free to cancer survivors.
Through the program Mike found a supportive, nurturing, and comfortable environment. Bonding with other cancer survivors, he found a safe place to discuss his cancer journey with people who truly understood what he was going through.
“I felt the mental healing happening right along with the physical healing,” said Mike.
Since completing the program and his treatment, Mike is now a supporter and advocate of the program, giving to the Y every year to “pass it on.”