Ted P.

Mel Korum Family YMCA

When he joined a Journey to Freedom small group in hopes of further connecting to the community and becoming a volunteer, Ted didn’t expect a life-transforming experience.

“I came to the class to serve, but I got so more out of it than I brought. I was challenged to be open about my anxiety, something I have struggled with my whole life."

Ted shared with the group how his lifelong struggle with fear and panic attacks has held him back. For years he had been spending time and energy finding ways to cover it up and produce a false front.

“Change is possible for everyone, no matter what your age. I know I’m 73. Fear paralyzes, but love, faith, and courage will set you free.”

Ted is now a Journey to Freedom volunteer facilitator sharing his transformation with the community.