KS’s Story

KS is an outgoing and fun loving 5 year old who has been through more than any other boy at his age should have to. He was adopted by his grandmother when he was just a baby and despite having such a rough childhood, loves doing things for other...

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JP’s Story

JP is an active and happy 6-year-old. His mother is on disability but wanted JP to participate in a summer program to continue his active lifestyle. JP’s mom feels that allowing him to participate in the YMCA’s summer camp will also allow him to...

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GM’s Story

GM is a smart and happy 9-year-old who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 4. GM struggles with keeping up academically. GM’s mother wants to enroll him in martial arts classes in order to enhance his social skills and self discipline...

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AP’s Story

AP is an extremely bright 8-year-old who enjoys playing piano in her spare time. AP has been taking piano lessons for two and a half years and has progressed wonderfully. Unfortunately, AP’s family is not able to afford to continue piano lessons...

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JM’s Story

JM is 15 years old and has experienced much more in his life than any 15-year-old should have to. He was separated from his mother at the age of 12 and placed with a family out of state. JM was severely mistreated with his placement family. JM...

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The G Sibling’s Story

The G siblings are ages 8, 10, and 11. They are from a low income family that simply cannot afford much. The G siblings have been struggling in school and needing extra assistance in order keep up with their peers. To really give the G siblings...

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JS’s Story

JS is an extremely strong and resilient 11-year-old. Unfortunately, JS’s dad passed away unexpectedly in 2013 which forced the family to move in with his grandparents. JS became very attached to his grandparents and had a rough time when him and...

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MG’s Story

MG is a sophomore at Arizona School for the Arts. She is the oldest of 6 children and her parents have tried their best to keep MG involved in the activity she loves more than anything- Ballet. MG has loved to dance all her life. However, dancing...

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JC’s Story: Update!

We are pleased to provide the following update to JC’s story! JC’s love for soccer is so inspiring and contagious, that even his sister is now equally passionate about the sport! They practice together often, challenging one another to get better...

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