Our Impact - Lauren

STORY OF IMPACT

AT MY Y a life changing JOURNEY

The journey to wellness started unexpectedly when I stepped off the bus with hundreds of middle school science students. I volunteered as a parent chaperon during my son’s week long environmental trip. I remember bringing my three children, now 17, 19, and 21 to summer camp.  I still smile recalling the stories of camp adventures and fun family weekends. Fairview Lake became the backdrop for so many memories.  

As time went by and my children grew, the Lake did not fade. Fairview Lake YMCA became my Y. Over the last 12 years, life has been joyous and challenging, with many changes and struggles. One constant is the annual pilgrimage to join friends, old and new, in the Women’s Wellness Weekend at my Y. It is an exquisite weekend of reflection, healing and growth.  The quiet of the winter lake during the annual renewal weekend has become my solace. 

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