The Y offers a variety of experiences to nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve our community’s health and well-being, and support those in need. At only two years old Lily experienced a life changing tragedy. Afterwards, Lily was unable to talk, had social anxiety, and was not eating. A friend told Sherry (Lily’s grandmother) about the YMCA’s child care program. Unable to afford the cost, Sherry applied and received a scholarship. Shortly after, Lily started at the Mulcahy/City YMCA and it wasn’t long until Sherry started to see a transformation in Lily.

Sherry said, “the Y saved Lily’s life and my own. Lily started talking, embracing an eating schedule, and smiling again! I saw Lily’s life fill with happiness…Without the Y Lily would not be the little girl she is today; a loving and wonderful child. The Y stepped in and took care of Lily when she needed help the most!”