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Nu‘uanu Branch

Y Stories

Y Stories

Our organization is made up of real people, with their own stories. We at the YMCA of Nu'uanu want to highlight these passionate people; whether it be members, staff or volunteers!


Ben and Rudy

Watch the impact of having a community that is welcoming and diverse for these two fathers and their daughter. Overcoming all challenges, even a stroke at 41 years old.


Michael Virtudes

Witness how Michael fought his way to walk again after being paralyzed. This is how he persevered at our Y and even became a Basketball coach!


Eric Lum

Hear how at 65 years old Eric overcame his hurdles and now feels more confident than ever. Not to mention 100 pounds lighter!


Sau Chun Wong Chun

Meet our member that is over 100 years old and works out more than 4 days a week, Sau Chun Wong Chun! Find out what her secret to living strong for so long is.


Kenneth David

Chronic Disease affects every 1 in 2 adults. In Hawaii it counts for about 85% of our healthcare spending. Watch how Kenneth continues to fight these odds at our Y.


Laurie Hamano

At 28 years old Laurie overcame cancer and all the limitations following it. Watch how Laurie's journey since then has evolved to a Group Exercise Instructor for over 20 years!


Omar Zaldana

Statistics prove that minorities, especially those of lower social-economic status, have the highest risk of drowning. Learn how Omar took this opportunity to impact our youth in the community and raise the standard.


Kathy and Patty

Meet the sister duo that volunteer at our Y for over 30 years as Group Exercise Instructors. Patty even met her husband here!

Our "Why The Y" campaign's mission is to show how our YMCA has been able to make an impact and help people in our community directly. And we want to hear "Why the Y" is important to you or how it's made an impact on your health journey!

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