YMCA Stories
Archive for entries tagged with: 'east area family ymca'

September 24, 2015

Quick Action Restarts Man's Heart

Charles “Chuck” Prutzman all but died Aug. 26. His heart and breathing had stopped. His cheeks had gone white. His body had begun to cool. Just eight days later, he walked into the East Area Family YMCA to thank the many people who helped restart his heart, giving him a new chapter in his life. “There is h ...more

Filed under Active Adults

October 25, 2013

Fresh Start: Kevin Henry

Kevin Henry, 14, has been struggling in school for years, in part because of his difficult home life. A chance encounter with Donna Stoner, a longtime YMCA supporter and donor, changed his life. Kevin had recently moved into his grandparents' home, providing a more stable environment for him, but his schools still couldn ...more

Filed under Camping

June 16, 2011

A Special Need to Give: Liam McCarthy

Liam McCarthy, 12, was looking for a way to give back, to volunteer. His mother, Elisa, was looking for a way to give Liam more independence and a sense of social responsibility. Kids with special needs at the Y needed typical, older friends to play with. Through the Y Pals program, started this year at the East Are ...more

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