Meet Angel Pérez, McCormick YMCA Member

October 26, 2017

 

20-year Member Shares Story of Resilience and Motivation"

Mr. Angel Pérez has been a member of the McCormick YMCA for a little over 20 years. When he first joined it was back when we were located on Fullerton Ave. A few years ago he suffered a severe heart attack that left him in the hospital for more than two months. But with dedication and self-motivation he got his health at a better stage than he’s ever been before.  It helped him get and feel stronger. He used to run less than a mile before the heart attack; now he runs 3-4 miles, with the help of the YMCA and our machines. His favorite spot of the Y is the Wight area, a spot where we were able to give him a little hand to feel better and be healthier. Mr. Pérez appreciates our Membership team and always feels welcome and warmth every morning he walks into our facility. We would like to thank Mr. Pérez for such a touching story and we are glad and feel proud to have been a little part for his recovery and new way of a healthy life. He wants his story to motivate and help others .