CaseyRae

Mel Korum Family YMCA

CaseyRay has Congenital Myasthenia Gravis (CMG), a muscle fatigue syndrome that has him relying on a wheelchair most days, and has also has Autism, which causes him to become over-stimulated and unable to communicate verbally. CaseyRay's sister also suffers from CMG.

A widow and single mom, Shawn needed a place where her children could safely build muscle without fatiguing, so she found the Y. The pool is the only place that CaseyRay and his sister can do this, and Shawn has activitie she can do while her kids are in the pool. 

"Before we joined the Y, life was very hard," said Shawn. "The best part is being part of the Y and getting out of the house and doing something together as a family."