If you are a cancer survivor, check your local YMCA for the program. It is for cancer survivors at any stage. I am a 24 year out survivor and they embraced me. My group, 10 strong, is coed and composed of some very brave individuals, all willing to get stronger at the Y. Our trainers are very gentle, yet very encouraging in pushing us to do our physical best. We have just completed the 3rd class. The first classes were to acquaint us with the facilities and to have us each be tested for our max on the equipment. I am the strongest because I am not undergoing treatment and haven’t for the longest time. Our group has people at a variety of stages, most less than 5 years out, most with recurrences. One was a student of mine, and he had cancer when he was in my school. He has grown up to be a great young man, a college graduate, a tennis teacher, blessed to be supported by his incredible family. He speaks highly of his mother who dedicated her life to his recovery. He also mentions his thanks to God. All of the people in the group are eager to tell war stories, and just as eager to speak about their survival and dreams. I am moved by their honesty, courage, and hope.


One Response to “LIVESTRONG”

  1. Larry Russo Says:

    You are the best !

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