Luci's face lights up when she talks about her favorite Day Camp counselor. When asked what makes him so great, she looks down and smiles sheepishly. "Chris is just really nice," she says.
Chris is one of the many staff members at the Morgan Family YMCA whose support impacted Luci throughout the summer. When Luci's mom passed away suddenly in April, it left the family in need of support, financial assistance, and summer child care. Thanks to your generous donations to our Annual Campaign, Luci was able to attend our Summer Day Camp with 100% financial assistance, and staff members were able to provide her with emotional support and exciting experiences.
Luci enjoys the same things as any other 7-year-old: swimming, art, group games and gymnastics. "She always gives her full effort," says Day Camp counselor Chris. "And I don't think I've ever heard her complain, which is unusual for any kid this age, let alone a child in her situation. She talks about her mom a lot. It's not like that pain is just going to disappear, but I'm glad we're here to support her through this."
Luci's dad has been appreciative of the Y's role in the family's recovery process. "It's been a really tough few months," he reflects. "We're just really grateful for the Y. We love that place."