Bonnie made a permanent lifestyle change

19 December 2014

Bonnie joined the Y with one purpose – in her own words, “I didn’t want to die.” Having been diagnosed with fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and on the verge of being put on cholesterol meds, Bonnie decided that she had enough, and it was time to make a lifestyle change permanently.

She visited the Hilltop Family YMCA for a tour, and instantly felt at home. In the year since she’s been at the Y, Bonnie has made new friends, both young and old. Her grandchildren go to the Y with her and are active in many of the Y’s youth programs while Bonnie takes group exercise classes, works with a personal trainer, and participates in the Y-Change program.

Today Bonnie is off most of her meds, her diabetes is under control, and she has lost over 50 pounds.

“The Y will always be a part of me. I am on my way to living a long life.”