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My Y Story: Kulow Family

KULOW FAMILY: THE PRESCRIBE THE Y PROGRAM OPENS EYES TO HEALTHY CHOICES AND GOOD HABITS Zander was prescribed this program by his doctor. While he has always been big for his age, he seemed to stay heavier due to poor eating habits and staying glued to video games. After the first couple of classes, he… Read more »

My Y Story: Liliana

LILIANA: YMCA EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY, A MIRACLE FOR SOME WORKING FAMILIES NAVIGATING REMOTE LEARNING SCHOOL MODELS “We were basically in a crisis situation,” said Wendy Reed Johnson. When schools went to remote learning during this pandemic, she needed help for her granddaughter, Liliana, a second grade student at Bicentennial Elementary School. Both Wendy and her daughter… Read more »

My Y Story: Deirdre S.

DEIRDRE S.: VIRTUAL OFFERINGS ARE STILL TRANSFORMING THIS LIVESTRONG PARTICIPANT (AND HER FAMILY) Meet Deirdre S., one of the newest members of the LIVESTRONG community here at the Y. When talking about her experience, she lights up: “LIVESTRONG did so much for me; it transformed me.” Deirdre learned about the program from her oncologist at… Read more »

My Y Story: Katy Magoon-Fredette, Hannaford Supermarkets Dietitian

KATY MAGOON-FREDETTE: HANNAFORD SUPERMARKETS AND THEIR TEAM OF DIETITIANS  WORK TO IMPROVE YOUTH LIVES BY HELPING THEM MAKE HEALTHIER CHOICES Meet Katy Magoon-Fredette, RDN, LD, a Registered Dietitian from Hannaford Supermarkets in Nashua, who has worked closely with our Prescribe the Y program for the past three years. “I love the PTY program. With today’s… Read more »

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 »