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“In Serbia, I couldn’t swim at all — my parents had to help me,” says Vuk, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. “Not anymore.”
After immigrating to Canada, Vuk’s family discovered the North York Y. One-on-one lessons and unwavering support from his instructor Gloria, combined with Vuk’s own inner strength and ability, eventually gave him an unshakable confidence in the water. For him, it’s about so much more than going for a swim; it’s an act of independence, a challenge he can tackle on his own.
The unfair barrier of financial struggle could have held him back. “The staff at the Y told us about financial assistance, making it possible for us to join,” says Vuk’s mother, Danijela.
As a YMCA member I understand and agree: