YMCAWO Annual Report 2015
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My future is a lot brighter now!



“I grew up in a military family and am a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. I was honoured to be awarded a Peace Keeping medal and a Kosovo medal! After serving my country for ten years I was left with physical injuries, neuropsychological issues, memory and cognitive issues as well as pain. I knew I needed to get back on a healthier track and turned to the Y for help. The Y impacted me in so many ways! The staff helped me reduce stress and pain from my injuries, reduce my blood pressure and helped me sharpen my mental preparedness and confidence. If it wasn’t for the Y aquatics team I would have drowned in a canoe accident last summer. I’ve not only increased my overall health and wellness but lost 80 pounds and recently completed a biathlon!”