Kennetta’s Story

When Kennetta suffered a severe spinal cord injury she was initially diagnosed as a quadriplegic; but that turned out not to be the case. With an overwhelming diagnosis and her insurance no longer covering her physical therapy, the stress became too much. Kennetta turned to the Downtown YMCA’s Aqua Joints class to gain back her strength, confidence and happiness. Now she walks into the YMCA each week to work out and meet her friends.

“Going through what I did at 45 years of age is not easy. There is a new adjustment to life and the same support system of close knit family when I was younger is no longer available. The Downtown YMCA is that support system for me; my family.”