Katie

Gordon Family YMCA

After being diagnosed with cancer, Katie resolved to put her family first and get healthy. She began attending classes at Gordon Family YMCA with her husband while her daughter swam and climbed the rock wall. She was grateful for the staff, who she said encouraged her to only do her best.

“I am not being pushed to be a model, but allowed to work at my goals and encouraged while doing it,” said Katie.

The Y allowed for Katie to not only get fit, but also to spend time with the people she loves most. “My entire family enjoys the Y together,” she said. “It allows my husband and I to work out together and my daughter to enjoy classes she loves.”

Katie has continued to focus on her health at the Y, and just as importantly, on her family. “The greatest gift is that my family and I get to spend time together.”