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Meet LoGonn, Cameron & LaRonn

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We all live our lives knowing that tragedy could strike at any time, but we never expect that it will happen to us.

LoGonn, Cameron and LaRonn are brothers that have lived through a season in their lives that could have destroyed them, but because of their faith in God and their ability to overcome, they have not only survived, they have become an inspiration to anyone who comes in contact with them.

The boy’s mother was diagnosed with MS in 2007 and only a few weeks later was diagnosed with breast cancer. After several years of treatment, the cancer kept returning and eventually came back in a rare form that took over before treatment could begin. Their father said that the hardest thing was telling his children that their mother would never return home again.

In addition to becoming a safe haven for their father while he was dealing with his grief, the Y was a place that the entire family could go to feel connected and stay healthy.

The boys began to participate in sports and the Y which helped keep them involved with other kids their age, and kept their bodies healthy. Meanwhile, their father was able to interact with other parents who were going through similar struggles. “I love the Y,” said LaRonn. “There is always something to do and I always have a great time while I’m here.”

In addition, the Y provided financial assistance to the family after they went from a two-income household to a one- income household, something their father said was invaluable. “People never realize that they will need someone to depend on,” he said. “Thanks to the Y, my family has been able to lean on others when we needed it most.”