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My Y Story: Robert Heyer

ROBERT HEYER: LUNG TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT FINDS COMFORT AND STRENGTH IN RECOVERY AT THE YMCA You may know Bob Heyer as a regular lap swimmer at the Nashua Y. Or you may know Bob Heyer as the official photographer for the town of Hollis. Many of Robert Heyer’s family and friends know him as a healthy,… Read more »

My Y Story: Julia and Christine Mungovan

JULIA AND CHRISTINE MUNGOVAN: LIVING STRONG AT THE Y PROGRAM PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO EASE BACK IN It is not easy watching a loved one battle cancer, especially your mother. My mom had a tough battle beating breast and stomach cancer. Following a dozen surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation it was evident that cancer had taken control… Read more »

My Y Story: Barsorian Family

KRISTIN BARSORIAN: SUMMER CAMP BUILDS CONFIDENCE WITH COUNSELOR ENCOURAGEMENT Kristin Barsorian has enjoyed watching her 11-year-old daughter Eliza thrive in YMCA Camp Create each summer. “Eliza loves to be creative. She fell in love with Camp Create. The environment and counselors make her feel comfortable. She was a narrator in her first play at the… Read more »

My Y Story: Pat Slide

PAT SLIDE: MEET ME AT THE Y Pat Slide had a difficult time when her husband of 25 years passed in June 2015. She had been his caretaker for 20 years during his multiple bouts with cancer.  Pat shares that she ‘hit bottom’ after his passing and joined a Grief Support Group through Home Health… Read more »

My Y Story: Pat Miller

PAT MILLER: CAREGIVER TO CANCER SURVIVOR AND LIVING STRONG AT THE Y PARTICIPANT Pat Miller has always been a caregiver. When she was hit with a cancer diagnosis last year, the time had come to focus on herself. “I was shocked. I was now the patient. I had cared for my sister and brother during… Read more »

My Y Story: The McCarron Family

THE McCARRON FAMILY: CHILDCARE AND SUMMER CAMP PARTICIPANTS The YMCA has been a big part of 6-year-old twins Elijah and Xavier McCarron. “It’s always been a special time when we come to the Y to run the track, shoot hoops and use the pool,” said their father, Robert (Bobby) McCarron, a single Dad raising his… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia John

PATRICIA JOHN: YMCA GRANDFRIEND VOLUNTEER When I moved to Nashua in 2016 I needed to find a gym – and the Y provided me with everything I needed: two great facilities, wonderful Yoga classes and a chance to swim. The Y also provided an opportunity to give back through Volunteer work. Last year I worked… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Lynne Boyer

LYNNE BOYER: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT What jobs have you held at the YMCA? I began as a camp counselor during the summer of 1998, then went on to work in preschool, School’s Out and then taught dance part time in Merrimack for a few years.  In 2003 I became the Arts and Humanities… Read more »