William’s Story

Rachel’s son, William, was six years old when he diagnosed as morbidly obese. Because of his weight, William’s legs bowed and he was forced to wear leg braces. Through the YMCA’s Strong Communities campaign, Rachel has been able to enroll William in two seasons of basketball and flag-football.

Because William practices and plays once a week, the exercise, along with a stringent diet, has allowed him to shed the braces and his confidence is sky-rocketing. Without the Strong Communities Campaign, William would not have the opportunity to participate in sports at the YMCA.