At the YMCA everyone as a story! In 2014 we began an effort to collect and share those stories. We collected so many we have a whole website dedicated to them!
Featured Story of the Month
January 26, 2017 changed Timmy Frazier’s life forever. A workplace accident crushed him between a dump truck and backhoe. Injuries included crushed lung, shattered spleen, lacerated liver, broken right ribs, broken vertebrae, broken right shoulder blade, and fractured left ribs. After several months in the hospital which included 4 operations and several months of physical therapy, his spine doctor wanted him to start working out with weights and using a pool for exercise and ease of movement for his joints. Workman’s compensation paid for a membership to the Eden Family YMCA where he began his recovery. He worked 3 months with the help of a CNA at every visit, and then started coming on his own.
Read more at: https://ygsostories.org/2018/03/22/timmys-story/