Jasmine J.

Lakewood Family YMCA

When Jasmine was 15 years old, her mother bought her a YMCA membership for Christmas. Eighteen years later, Jasmine found herself coming back to the Y for a different reason. A parent and a breast cancer survivor, Jasmine was looking to regain something she lost in her fight with cancer -- her self-confidence.

Jasmine joined the LIVESTRONG at the Y program at the Lakewood Family YMCA. With her small group of fellow cancer survivors, she found a community and vegan to recover her strength.

"I haven't felt this much confidence in years," Jasmine says. "This year, I'm giving my daughter a Y membership for Christmas. I know she will enjoy it as much as I did."