Reclaiming Health from Leukemia
Dave's Success Story
Cancer is a real challenge. Over the past year my body has withstood numerous chemo sessions, stem cell transplant and the loss of strength in my legs. Confined to a wheelchair, with only the ability to make limited transfers to the bed or couch, I was seeking a program to begin rebuilding my strength. The LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA seemed to offer just what I was looking for with the opportunity for both water and land therapy.
My sessions with my wellness coach, Gwen Darrey, quickly began to rebuild the strength in my legs. Her expertise and constant encouragement allowed me to advance each week to more difficult exercises. Within a matter of six weeks, I am now able to stand and walk with the assistance of a walker. With further training sessions I am confident that I will be back on the golf course with my buddies by Christmas.