In January of 2014, Mae went to the hospital for a CT scan. At the time, she was struggling with Large B-cell Lymphoma, an aggressive blood cancer. She had endured two and a half years of chemotherapy, and was coping with a range of side effects from the treatment, including seizures. The seizures were so severe that she had to be hospitalized whenever she underwent chemo. ?I had a seizure so bad that I died and they had to resuscitate me,? Mae says.
Mae was worried about what the CT scan would reveal. She was pleasantly surprised when the doctor came back to tell her that all of her tumors were gone. She was in remission, but the cancer treatment left her weak and unable to raise her arms above her head. So, she went to the Lakewood Family YMCA and started to take Senior Strength. Two years later, her strength and range of motion has significantly improved. Her cancer has not returned. ?My doctor is excited that I?m at the Y,? Mae says. ?He credits it with keeping me in remission. I thank God.?