Y Stories

  • Healthy Living

    My Y Story

    Two years ago my family and I decided to join the Burbank YMCA.  Little did we know at that time how important that membership was going to become for us.  Shortly after joining my daughter was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and spent a good part of that year in hospitals and rehab.  When this former healthy young woman was discharged in a wheelchair, we were just so overwhelmed.  The Y became an integral part of her determination to get back on her feet.

    The Burbank Y is the only Y in our vicinity to have a handicapped access pool, how lucky were we!!  We came  on a daily basis and she worked very hard on her PT program.  I cannot say enough how much it meant after months/months of her hard work when she graduated to a walker.  On that day, your staff gave her a standing ovation!!

    The Y became part of our family..... THANK YOU !!