Lacey's Story

Lacey moved to Bradenton shortly after losing her mother to cancer when she was 11 years old. At age 17, not yet an adult and still in need of guidance and support, she would suffer the loss of her father. It was at that time that she was placed into foster care through the Sarasota YMCA’s Safe Children Coalition. “They helped me deal with the loss of my parents and got me into counseling and helped me in school.” Lacey’s dream is now to go on to medical school to become a veterinarian.