Lynn C.

Tom Taylor Family YMCA

In 2009, Lynn weighed nearly 400 pounds. Her prosthetic hip snapped, breaking her femur. Her broken leg was inoperable because of her weight. Knowing she needed to make a drastic change, Lynn joined the Y.
 
"I was terrified of ridicule and that I wouldn't even be able to get in and out of the pool," said Lynn.
 
During her first few visits, Lynn was able to move in the pool for 20 minutes. She felt wonderful in the water, and was soon swimming five days a week for an hour each day. Lynn was delighted to find that not only was she welcomed by staff and members, but was supported and encouraged.
 
"I will never forget the kindness of the staff," said Lynn. "I have to thank everyone for their help and encouragement."
 
After four years in a wheelchair, unable to put any weight on her right leg, Lynn is now feeling strong and healthy. She made her goal of losing 210 pounds, and continues to maintain her workouts at the Y.