Sis Bethem is not a typical 88 year old woman. She has endured six fractures and seven hospital visits since 2012, including time in intensive care with her initial fracture.
What sets Bethem apart from the norm is how she decided to handle her recovery. Bethem began utilizing the Mon Valley YMCA to work out after completing physical therapy with each fracture.
As a child, Pete started to consume alcohol when he was just six years old. He was a curious child and spent a lot of time at his grandparents home while his parents worked. His curiosity led him into trouble when he started sneaking beer from his grandfather and father. He liked the way beer tasted and especially how it made him feel.
Danny didn't have much time. The water was rising on the sinkhole he had fallen into and if he did not get out, he would drown. As the water rushed in, he struggled to climb out, but the crumbling walls would not allow him to escape. If someone could not get Danny out, he could die.
Eighteen year-old Jennifer and her long-term boyfriend, Lloyd, 20, first visited Catholic Charities' Washington County Outreach in November 2016, when Jen was still in her first trimester of pregnancy. The young couple was excited about their first baby, but they were already living on a limited income and knew that they would need "all the help they can get."