Terry’s Story

terryMy name is Terry Shortt, and I am a member of the YMCA Wellness Center located on Heckle Blvd. in Rock Hill, SC. I’m a T-2 paraplegic which means I’m paralyzed from the chest down. I was hurt in a bicycle accident over 5 years ago. My friend, Ralph Haddix who was a member of the YMCA Wellness Center invited me to become a member and I did.

I work out at the Wellness Center three to four times each week. This keeps me strong which is important because I am able to transfer myself to bed, to the couch, to the shower, in my vehicle and in other ways that keep me mobile.

Not only have I made friends at the YMCA, but the Y has helped me keep my independence which is very important to my happiness. Thanks Ralph Haddix and the Wellness Center YMCA!