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Sharing stories of impact and community at the Y. Browse our stories below to read or watch the stories of your friends, neighbors and fellow members. 



Meet Courtney Villani

Courtney found the right wellness at the right time for her family at the Deer Path branch.

Meet Nick Stickel and his mom, Christine Johnson

Nicholas and his mom explain how the We All Wheel Pathway program has been important to him and his family  following his arduous battle against cancer.

Meet Richard

Meet Richard, who shared his experience in the YMCA Veterans Wellness Pathway program at the annual Comedy Night celebration in Hunterdon County.

Meet Debra Wieben

Debra Wieben shares her family's love for YMCA Camp Carr at this year's Comedy Night

Meet Sharon

Meet Sharon Klamik, retired Director of the Milford YMCA Preschool, who served the families of Hunterdon County for over 30 years.

Meet Claire

Claire from our Warminster branch, overcame a debilitating one-in-a-million illness with perseverance and commitment to wellness.

Hear from Sean Straub

Healthy Horizons graduate Sean Straub shares the impact of the Pathway program with YMCA leaders at a recent meeting at the Doylestown branch

Meet Patti Bond

Patti shares how our Veterans Wellness program "brought her back to life."

Meet Roberto

Meet Roberto, who found mind, body, and spirit wellness at the Y in his recovery from addiction. 

Meet Nicole

Nicole shares how she learned about the Y, and came to be the Director of Wellness Services and Healthy Horizons Pathway Program Coordinator.

Meet Tom, Deer Path member

Tom shares his Y wellness journey, losing weight on his way to heart health!

Meet Pam and Alex Gardinsky

They began working out at the Y together when they started dating. Now they have a whole Y family! Hear about their journey here. 

Meet Thomas Schwabe

 Throughout the COVID-19 shutdown, member Thomas Schwabe missed his Y. So he began painting rocks in his garage and dropping them off at the Doylestown branch rock garden. Read more about Thomas, and the growing rock garden.

Meet Shakinah

 Amidst life's adversity, Shakinah found a home at the Y where she could entrust her son's care and focus on wellness.

Meet Natascha, Hunterdon County

 Natascha shares the joy and cameraderie she has found through fitness and personal training at the Y.

Meet Lynda Gene, Quakertown member

 Meet Lynda Gene, whose experience in the Quakertown branch's aquatics classes prepared her for much needed surgery, and privided respite and recovery from caring for others.

Meet Kira, Doylestown member

 Kira is the Y's We All Wheel Pathway program coordinator. Learn how she has turned her family's challenges and loss into a vital YMCA program for children with varying physical abilities.

The Pashova Family

The Pashova Family moved for a short time to Bucks County when Ukraine was invaded by Russia. Find out how the Y provided much more than a wonderful summer camp experience.

Kathy Clisham

“Being with other veterans and their families provided me strength and comfort." Find out how our Veterans Wellness Program impacted Kathy during a difficult time in her life.

Meet Barbara, Fairless Hills member

 At the Y's Fairless Hills branch, Barbara connected personal training to physical therapy in full recovery from surgery. Check out her story!

Meet Susan, Deer Path member

 The Y is where Susan has found health and wellness, while turning friendship into family. See how!

Meet Audrey, Deer Path member

 When life deals Audrey challenges, the Y is her place to meet them head on, and keep on going. Watch Audrey's incredible story of recovery at the Y.

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