Shaping a Healthy, Happy Life

After losing her husband too soon to congestive heart failure, “Susan” wasn’t ready to face the same fate herself. If she wanted a happy, healthy life, she knew the time to act was now. So, she joined the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA.

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Colts, United Way and Indiana Wesleyan University to Unveil Colts-Themed Fitness Room at Finish Line Boys and Girls Club

This year, Colts long snapper and United Way LIVE UNITED Ambassador, Matt Overton and a few of his teammates unveiled the new fitness room during a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Road to recovery brings healing and unexpected friendships

At the age of 57, Russell found himself in his doctor’s office receiving the devastating news many before him have received: he had cancer. To help him manage it all, Russell’s social worker referred him to the American Cancer Society (ACS), a United Way-supported agency.

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Finding Strength in Suffering

  For Lena, childhood was a struggle. On the outside, things seemed normal. She excelled in school and was friendly with the other kids. Yet, she never quite fit in. As the other kids would...

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A summer to remember with Camp Little Red Door

After being diagnosed with Neuroblastoma at a young age, most of his memories were of times spent with doctors and nurses. So, for Aaron, camp was more than a fun summer getaway -- it was a shot at being a “normal kid”.

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Want to take your workouts further? Stephanie will inspire you

Diagnosed in 1998 with a rare and deadly disease that clogs the central nervous system, Stephanie was told that in five years she would be unable to walk. Now she's stronger than ever before. 

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Recovery leads to self-discovery

Kristin was living a double life. She thought she was successfully hiding her addictions until one day when an argument with her brother led to her being arrested.

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Jump IN wants to know who will “Make the Leap”

Jump IN for Healthy Kids – a community-wide initiative established in 2014 to improve children’s health in central Indiana – is encouraging a wide range of organizations to “Make the Leap” to a healthier future for children throughout the region.

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Mom turns life around to regain custody of son

While under the influence, she and her son were in a restaurant. Another patron observed her intoxicated state and, concerned for the child’s welfare, called the police.

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Couple manages difficulties due to early onset Alzheimer’s

The diagnosis was early onset Alzheimer’s. Mitch tried to keep working, but the disease progressed quickly and he was no longer able to perform his job.

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