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You could say Bridget Badder was "born again" at the YMCA. She compared her life before becoming part of the YMCA to living in the middle of a hurricane. She was starving herself during her sophomore year at the University of Miami, struggling with her body image, desperately trying to become a "size two."
Community of Congregations President Leonard Grossman opened the meeting his organization sponsored, Sep. 30, at Ascension Catholic School by saying to over 150 people in attendance, "Recent publicity [e.g. online, Scenes of Chicago's Austin Neighborhood, Chicago Tribune, Sept. 27] has presented a one-dimensional portrait of the Austin neighborhood. Tonight we hope to broaden our understanding of our neighboring community."