Quinn H.

Lakewood Family YMCA

Quinn, 8, a member of the YMCA since 2009 has participated in swim lessons, creative movement, T-ball, ballet, and youth fitness classes, despite having cerebral palsy. 
 
While it can be quite challenging for Quinn to move his body, his mom, Paige, says, "The teachers are amazing and so very talented at working with a diverse community."
 
Quinn's T-ball coach, swim instructors, other parents, and players are extremely encouraging of his participation in all classes. "We see small miracles in the pool each time," Paige says. 
 
Most recently, Quinn was coincidentally paired with two other special needs children of the same age. The Y swim staff were quick to add an additional instructor to this unique class to better teach each child.   
 
"I am thankful for all the workers and teachers who have helped me to swim, do sports, and dance," Quinn says. 
 
Quinn recently graduated from physical therapy because he was doing so well. Paige credits the Y classes for supporting his success and says, "I'm so grateful for the smiles, the warmth, and the love we feel when we're there."