Mary Beth Pace lost her husband to a heart attack 4 years ago. Whit three young boys, ages 12, 14, and 16, the family was shattered by their unexpected loss. Mary Beth decieded to join the Eastern Lycoming Branch YMCA to help her family regain control of their lives, refocus, and become healthier and stronger. Mary Beth met people who deeply inspired and encouraged her through the group exercise classes. Mary Beth's oldest son just graduated from college, her middle son continuing with his education and has been awarded an internship, and her youngest son is involved in weight lifting at the Y. Mary Beth says, "My husband would be so proud that we can call ourselves YMCA Strong!"