Zoie’s Story, The Weekley Family YMCA

Published On: November 1, 2019Categories: Inspiration

Zoie is a 10 year girl old who joined the Weekley family in March of 2019. Zoie’s grandmother, Natalie, first came to us at a time when Zoie’s family was going through a tough time. Her mother was struggling to make ends meet and Natalie was receiving care for a long-term illness. Natalie wanted to ensure Zoie would be able to be in a safe space where she could be engaged, be active, and be a kid.

They first tried to get a scholarship for Camp Cullen through the camp, but, unfortunately, Camp Cullen had used all its scholarship money for the year. That’s when Natalie turned to her Weekley family for help. Through the help of your donations we were able to take Zoie and her family into our arms and send her on a full scholarship to Camp Cullen.

  • A group of three, young girls sit smiling at the camera
  • A young girl sits on the back of a chestnut horse riding and smiling while enjoying her summer day camp
  • A young girl stands next to a YMCA lifeguard
  • A young girl in a purple shirt pets the mane of a spotted white horse
  • A young girl wears a horse riding helmet as she stands with her arm up on the horse saddle of the mare next to her