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Sonjia’s Story

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Sonjia is a single mom of a 10 year old boy, and works full time for the MBTA as a bus driver.  She is the sole provider for her son, as his dad suffered a stroke and is unable to work or contribute financially.  Last summer she looked into various summer programs for her son to attend, […]

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Barbara’s Story

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“Last July my friend Karen completed a 5k at the Peabody Y and I got to thinking that maybe I could walk a 5k next year. In our Enhance Fitness Class I announced how impressed I was and shared that I was setting out to complete this goal.  Due to arthritis in both my knees […]

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Member Donor Week 2019

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The YMCA of Metro North branches have been busy this month offering members the chance to make a difference. Everything the Y does throughout the year is in service to making us better, both as individuals and as a community. Throughout the first two weeks of April each of the YMCA Metro North branches educated members […]

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Omar’s Story

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Omar is a middle schooler with cerebral palsy who started working out with personal trainer, Josh Brown, at the Melrose Family YMCA in the Spring of 2018.  Initially, personal training came as a recommendation from Omar’s physical therapist to improve his overall strength and health before he started middle school, but over time it grew […]

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Impact Story: Special Birthday Connection

Irving & Amelia, Lynn YMCA & St. Teresa’s House Made possible by Wells Fargo Once a month for the past several years, students from the Lynn Y’s Youth Center and Out-Of-School programs walk a few blocks down the road to St. Theresa’s House, an apartment complex with assisted care to seniors and the disabled, to […]

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