A Healthier, Fuller Life
Richard had a stroke caused by a blood clot in his head. He joined the Y in 2012 after completing Rehabilitation.
When Richard joined the Y, he started working with one of our wellness instructors. He nicknamed her “Joanie, the Drill Sargent” and attributes much of his success to how she pushed him and was there for him. Richard says, “Since joining the Y I am in better physical shape than I have ever been in, it has helped to improve my equilibrium immensely, and I have lost about 30 lbs.” Richard feels that, if not for the Y, he would be in terrible shape and would have never recovered from his stroke.
In November 2015, Richard had another clot, this time in his heart. He had a surgery called the Five Box Maze to remove the clot. Through all of this Richard has continued to use the Y and is faithful in his workouts. He says, “It’s the best choice he ever made.” My Y empowers people to lead healthy fuller lives.
The Y brings people together every day, providing opportunities to promote healthier decisions that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.
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