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My Y Story: Hannah

Posted on: 02.21.2019

A Second Home

Hanna and her family have been Y members for ten years. In December 2016 Hanna’s husband of 19 years, Paul, was diagnosed with brain cancer. At the time of his diagnosis, Hanna and Paul were the proud parents of young children and Hanna was pregnant with a baby, soon to arrive.

As her due date grew closer, Paul’s cancer progressed and Hanna became his caretaker. Their daughter Lydia was born in May 2017, and Paul peacefully passed away 36 hours after she was born.

Every day Hanna tries to figure out her new normal. The Y is a second home and has been supportive, providing financial support during Paul’s illness.