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My Y Story: Megan

Community of Caring Nearly everyone in Megan’s family has type 2 diabetes, so she knew there was a strong likelihood that she was at risk. A health screening at her workplace confirmed that she was in fact, borderline prediabetic. One-in-three Americans have prediabetes; yet only 7% know they have it. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program […]

My Y Story: Gloria

Healthy living brought family together Gloria’s daughter Gloria (yes, they have the same name), was referred to the YMCA’s ACT! (Actively Changing Together) youth obesity prevention program by her physician. They joined the program to get healthy and lose weight. The program is designed for families and helps kids and parents find fun ways to be active, make […]

My Y Story: Gary

Losing the weight, Gaining a life When Gary retired from the Airforce we transferred to a desk job and began gaining weight. He peaked at 260 pounds. Because of his weight, he also had diabetes, high blood pressure, COPD, and an assortment of other ailments. He knew he had to do something.Gary joined the Y and began […]

My Y Story: Aaron

Growing Through Volunteering “Guess what I have this weekend? Basketball tournament!’” Aaron shares, excited about his Special Olympics team. Now in his early thirties, Aaron has volunteered at our YMCA for more than 14 years. Aaron contracted spinal meningitis when he was two weeks old, resulting in physical and mental challenges, including seizures. Aaron’s mother, […]