Donna T.

Morgan Family YMCA

Donna’s journey at the Y started after an open heart surgery left her weak and unhealthy. She started taking classes, and found a strong connection with fitness coach Tasha.

“Tasha believes in me,” said Donna. “She will push me harder we I need it, but she will also pulls me back if I’m in danger of hurting myself. Tasha has giving me more confidence in myself than she will ever know.”

Donna’s new found self-confidence led her down a path of exploration that she has always too afraid to look into—finding her biological family. Since her adoptive parents passed away, Donna goes to her Y friends for support and guidance. They encouraged her to apply for her original birth certificate and to look into her family history. It turns out Donna has four sisters and a father who is 95 and going strong.

So far only one of the four sisters has been willing to connect with Donna. “She is the best sister anyone could ask for,” said Donna. “Without believing in myself this would have never happened.”