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Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Aquatics, Central YMCA, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, My Y Story, Y Stories |

My Y Story – Jonathan Hunt

My Y Story – Jonathan Hunt

Imagine waking up one day and having a fully functional set of legs, then a month later, after a gradual decline in physicality, being unable to move without the assistance of a walking aid? It’s hard to grasp something so terrible and perhaps even more difficult to remain positive about the future. Not only did Jonathan Hunt experience this situation, he refused to succumb to the devastating mental and physical anguish that accompanies such a horrific affair. In fact, he became unwavering in his attempt to be his old self again. Affecting only .02% of the population spastic paraparesis Jonathan could have called his walking career quits. However, that isn’t for what he stands. Doctor visit after doctor visit provided no real answers for him for some time, but Jonathan was determined to get his legs in working order again. Enter the YMCA. Hopeful and determined, he originally found his way into the nurturing care of Regan and the Central Y Aquatics therapy pool. With Regan’s assistance and the...

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Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Central YMCA, Impact In Action, Slider, Social Responsibility, Uncategorized, Volunteer, Y Stories, Y Stories, YMCA of the Inland Northwest |

My Y Story – Phil Clapin

My Y Story – Phil Clapin

Every generation of my family has chosen to swear an oath to defend the country of their homeland. After hearing the heroic stories of my grandfather, a World War II Royal Air Force fighter pilot who was shot down over France only to triumphantly return months later to England to be knighted by the Queen of England herself, I knew I wanted to follow in the family’s footsteps. If there was ever a role model to follow, he was it. Shortly after receiving my degree at Eastern Washington University, I made the decision to join the Air Force as an Air National Guardsman. The subsequent year after this decision was perhaps the most challenging yet greatest in my life; helping shape who I am today. Finding strength, undiscovered motivation and a greater appreciation for life, the military also instilled into me a pride I had not known that only comes with serving my country and state. Because of this, a day does not pass where I would not drop...

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Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Camp Reed, Cardio, Central YMCA, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Impact In Action, Membership, North YMCA, Partners For Youth, School Age Care, Social Responsibility, Sports and Recreation, Strength, Summer Activities, Summer Camp, Teen, Togetherhood, Volunteer, Welcome, Y Stories, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Development, Youth Investment, Youth Sports |

Impact in Action – My Y Story: Quintin Horseman

Impact in Action – My Y Story: Quintin Horseman

Often times a person’s poor first impression can break a relationship before it even begins. Fortunately, this was not the case with Quintin Horseman and Seth Williams of the YMCA Youth Investment program.

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Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Aquatics, Camp Reed, Central YMCA, Health and Wellness, Healthy Living, Impact In Action, Membership, North YMCA, Partners For Youth, School Age Care, Social Responsibility, Sports and Recreation, Summer Activities, Summer Camp, Teen, Togetherhood, Volunteer, Welcome, Y Stories, YMCA Gives Back, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Youth Investment, Youth Sports |

Keeping Kids on Track

Keeping Kids on Track

When school ends, many children from low-income families lose access to resources important for positive development such as nutritious meals, adult supervision and activities that keep them engaged mentally.

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