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The truth is I never felt like a "Survivor"

The truth is I never felt brave, badass, or blessed. I never felt like a warrior or a survivor.  To me, “survivor” felt like a word you use when you think you’re going to die, but you don’t.   947 more words

Reading the Livestrong Wall

This picture is of a wall at the Saratoga Springs branch of the Saratoga Regional YMCA where I work out and serve as a trustee. Located on the second floor at one end of the indoor track, it refers to the Livestrong at the YMCA program which promotes physical fitness for people dealing with cancer diagnoses. 208 more words

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Black Tie Gala set for October 20

YORK COUNTY, Pa.– The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Black Tie Gala is set for this weekend.

FOX43’s Ali Bradley and Jackie De Tore will emcee the event on Saturday, October 20 from 4:00 p.m. 77 more words


Marie's Story

Marie participated in the LIVESTRONG program at Spears YMCA and graduated from the program in May of 2018. Here is Marie’s story.

“Livestrong gave me encouragement! 571 more words

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Freda's LiveSTRONG Story

“After being a member for a couple of years, I got myself a Personal Trainer from the Y by the name of Sarah Martin Ward. Sarah trained me well, but it was extremely hard. 149 more words

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Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream. ~Hugh Hefner

A common regret of most people is that they wish they would have lived a life true to themselves instead of one for others. 479 more words

I Am Strong Even When I Am Weak

I know what it’s like to carry the world on my shoulders, to feel like there is nothing that can knock me down. I know what it’s like to think I am invincible, as if there is nothing I can’t handle on my own. 489 more words