My Name Is Sheila, And This Is The Why Behind The Y

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My Name Is Sheila, And This Is The Why Behind The Y

My Name Is Sheila, And This Is The Why Behind The Y

I am a single mom of three pre-teenage boys. Since they were born, I've worried about money, the car, the bills, the yard - having a place to live. But beyond putting food on the table, my main concern has been raising confident men of outstanding, Christ-like character.

When this task feels overwhelming, I swallow my pride and ask for help. Sometimes help makes all the difference.

We had always heard about the YMCA's sleepaway Camp Cosby, but I never dreamed my sons would be able to go. Especially not all three - we were barely getting by. But I could see how much it meant to them, so I promised I would try.

When I called Camp Cosby to ask about their scholarship program, what I hoped for seemed impossible I was never more thankful to be wrong!

We were blessed with three full scholarship for my sons. The counselors were great role models, and I can honestly say the experience and confidence they gained this summer was life-changing for them. I believe they grew in many ways that week. With the help of the Y and Camp Cosby, I know they're on the right path. I can't say "Thank You" enough. My sons can't wait to come back!

#WhyBehindTheY #YStrongBham

Posted by Jennifer Neil at 9:53 AM
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