Carlos Soldi-Macdougall and Melida O'Keefe,
a wellness coordinator at the Burlington YMCA.
Photo credit: Cathie Coward, The Hamilton Spectator

Carlos Soldi-Macdougall was recently profiled in the Hamilton Spectator, with his inspiring story of hard work and perseverance. He keeps a very busy schedule, including regular workouts at the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford.

He loves to swim and has earned multiple ribbons at the Special Olympics in the sport, and also competes at this level in basketball. Carlos has lots of people cheering him on at the Y, including his supportive parents Elena and Colin Macdougall who do all they can to help him reach his potential through a wide range of experiences.

They say "The YMCA is like his second home".