Back from College, Mikey is an inspiration to us all.

Mikey Plancher stopped by our office this month, while working for the YMCA. He spoke to us about his childhood and how the work of our donors and volunteers made a lasting impact in the lives of his family.

I’ve watched my parents consistently work for the past 20 years in America; working a countless amount of hours just to get by.  Growing up, I hardly saw my father. His schedule was 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. every night, six days a week and sometimes seven days a week.  The hardest thing for my parents was not being able to provide for all our needs.  But with the opportunity of owning their own house for an extremely reasonable price has allowed my brother, sister and I to have all that we have wanted. For the first time in our lives, we all have our own rooms and beds. Up until we moved into our house, I had always shared a bed with my brother. Thank you.  We are blessed.

Not only is Mikey a star college football running back, he is majoring in International Relations with a double minor in Philosophy and Business at Sewanee University of the South in Tennessee. He is working at the YMCA this summer to provide guidance and encouragement to children. We couldn’t be more proud of Mikey and are pleased to be able to share his story.