Here we are at the Wilkesboro YMCA shooting a video for their Annual Giving Campaign. The video we shot tells Bekka’s story. Five year old Bekka Collins is overcoming physical developmental handicaps with the help of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. When she was 18 months old she was diagnosed with pneumococcal meningitis. The disease caused her to experience numerous strokes and seizures and left her unable to walk, talk or function as a normal child. Along with professional rehabilitation and the programs and services of the YMCA, she is making great strides to rebuild her life. Bekka is using the swimming and soccer programs at the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina as a way to build muscle and coordination. The care and concern of the program instructors at the YMCA also give her and her family a brighter outlook on life. Bekka is an example of a strong surviving spirit overcoming incredible odds.