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30

Sep
When you see Barbara Dooley on the Expresso bike at the Pickens YMCA, you’d never know the struggle it took to get to that moment. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2006, and recently coming off a second knee replacement, everyday...

27

Aug
It’s one of every parent’s worst nightmares. It was July 4, and Sarah and Brent Gregorich, and their son Connor, were spending the day celebrating at the lake with friends. Everyone was on a large float, but three-year-old Connor was...

05

Aug
For most parents, the possibility of their young child, who doesn’t know how to swim, falling into a pool or lake is a terrifying prospect. For Yanelli Popa, this fear was multiplied when it came to her son Diego, who...

28

Jun
Ginny McJunkin has lived in the Easley community her entire life. She’s been around the Y for many years at pool parties and events. But with three children, 5-year-old twins and an 8-year-old, life as a stay-at-home mom made it...

27

May
We all know someone who has received a cancer diagnosis. There is uncertainty, fear, and the inevitable physical tolls surgery and treatments take on the body. But there is also hope for the journey. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping...

02

May
For most of her life, Jo-Ann West has been controlled by the number on the scale. She played four sports growing up in Canada, but, in particular, she was always being pushed by her gymnastics coaches to maintain a specific...

29

Mar
If you see Joe Doria at the Y, you’re likely to find him in the same place: the Expresso Bikes. The Expresso Bikes allow riders to create an account to track progress, choose to ride challenging courses or flat terrain,...

25

Feb
When Angie began coming to the Y, she was just getting by and living day to day. A hairdresser and mom of two boys, exercising and taking care of herself wasn’t her top priority. “ I was just being a...

04

Feb
"I wanted to have the energy to run around at the park with my daughter without feeling like I had to drag myself to do it." In November of 2011, Kristen Hearne was the fittest she had ever been. She...

26

Nov
My name is Claude Griffin, and I am a Cancer Survivor. When I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer I was very afraid. I live alone and do not have any family or any one to turn to. My strong faith...