Kishwaukee Family YMCA

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Tammy’s Story

“I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 35. My friend suggested that I look into LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. I joined the program during my treatment. I was going through chemo and it was my motivation to keep moving. I did not feel good and I probably would have just stayed in bed. The instructors are positive, helpful and make coming to class fun and enjoyable. You are with people who have been through a similar situation and everyone is very supportive. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, in shape or out of shape, they will help you just get moving and that is the key. The program shows you all the different classes that are available at the Y so you can find what you like to keep yourself active. My journey is far from over but the lessons I have learned from the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Program will help me keep my body strong so I can continue my life as the SURVIVOR I know I am.”

– Tammy YMCA Member

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