Donna Johnson has been a member of the Yuma Y since 2009.

“I have two reasons that I am so very grateful for the Y. The first reason is, I that had a stroke in 2009 and lost all function on the left side of my body. My doctors recommended the Silver Sneakers program at the Y.  I know have full functionality back to my left side! The second reason is, in May of this year, I was told I have COPD.  I was in the hospital for six weeks and told that I would be on oxygen 24 hours a day for the rest of my life. I then started going back to the Y in August and using the Nu-Step machine. In only 3 months, I no longer need to be on oxygen during the day. I only use it at night. The YMCA has given me two miracles in my life – I am able to walk and able to breathe.”