Lisa M.

Haselwood Family YMCA

Chronically plagued with fibromyalgia, a disorder causing amplified pain throughout the body, Lisa comes to the Y for therapy. She uses the pool for the low-impact workout, which provides temporary pain relief.
 
"The ability to workout in a low-impact environment like the pool gives me a sense of freedom from my condition," said Lisa. The pain of her condition can cause depression, making it hard to even leave the house, but the positivity from her Y community gives her the motivation to keep coming back.
 
The support from the Y inspired Lisa to donate to the Annual Campaign, so others can experience the joy and fulfillment she does on a daily basis. 
 
"I have always been a believer in paying it forward," said Lisa.