YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Just before North Side YMCA member Hisham Kanaa was born, his uncle, Nazih Zuhdi, M.D., emigrated from Lebanon to the United States; a move that would profoundly shape the future of their family and countless others in the world. Dr. Zuhdi arrived on a mission to build upon his medical training. His specialized education would […]

A YMCA Connection

Written by Carlene Hammonds Starting at a young age, the YMCA became a way of life for my husband, Rich, and his family. Growing up, he was on a variety of team sports, and his mother took him and his brothers to the Y for swimming lessons. When the time came to make decisions about […]

Heavy Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease

Written by Carlene Hammonds Two very important things happened in our family in 2013. The first, my husband, Rich, was diagnosed by the Veteran’s Administration as having Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The second, he retired from the United States Air Force after serving for 33 years. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, […]