My Y Story – Geary Hughes

Upon completion of my chemotherapy treatment, I was over the moon happy. The cancer was gone and there was reason to believe in the future. There was a problem, however, in that I was so out of shape that recreational activities like hiking and paddling as well as work around our home was just too difficult. My wife and I decided to join the YMCA and during the tour we saw the Livestrong group working out. Well, we joined up and ...I got my strength back.  More than that my mental outlook was also improved, new friendships were developed, and I had the confidence to canoe/kayak on longer day trips.  Indeed, I met my goal by paddling 10 miles on Lake Jocassee!  The Livestrong program is a wonderful tool for building strength and overall well-being.