Odessa Family YMCA Annual Healthy Kids Day 2024

Odessa, Texas/April 23, 2024-On Saturday, April 20th, despite the rainy weather, the Odessa Family YMCA held the annual Healthy Kids Day. Families and their children enjoyed games, and other fun activities. 

(Crissy, CEO-Odessa Family YMCA/ Odessa, Texas) 

Event sponsors handed out goodie bags and treats. Several nonprofit organizations provided information to visitors on services they provide during the Heathy Kids Day event. 

(Crissy Medina, CEO-Odessa Family YMCA/Odessa, Texas) 

The Odessa Family YMCA 

programs promote health and Fitness and leadership for children. 

(Jonathan Edwards, Board member-Odessa Family YMCA/Odessa, Texas) 

Follow the Odessa Family YMCA on social media and at odessaymca.org for upcoming summer events, 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News. Danny Barrera. 

 

Odessa Family YMCA Enjoys Successful Comedy Show Fundraiser

Odessa, Texas/April 22, 2024-The Odessa Family YMCA recently held “Giggles and Give” a comedy fundraiser event featuring Comedian Lucas Bohn at the Ector Theatre to raise money for programs the Y offers to the community at large. 

(Lucas Bohn, Comedian-” Giggles and Give” Comedy Show-Ector Theatre/Odessa Family YMCA) 

The comedy fundraiser featured a silent auction with various prizes, that included weekend get-away prize packages.  

(Tara Crouch, Community Relations-Odessa Family YMCA/Odessa, Texas) 

The Odessa Family YMCA Giggles and Give Comedy show also featured singer/songwriter Robert Sullivan, who performed covers of 90’s Country songs as well as original tunes. 

(Robert Sullivan, Singer-Songwriter/’’Giggles and Give’’/Ector Theatre/Odessa Family YMCA) 

Representatives with the Odessa Family YMCA estimated that the Giggles and Give Comedy Show starring Lucas Bohn raised around $5 thousand dollars. 

(Crissy Mediana, CEO-Odessa Family YMCA/Odessa, Texas) 

Follow the Odessa Family YMCA at odessaymca.org and on Facebook and other social media for upcoming events. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

 

Judie Porras Celebrating Her Birthday with Family, Friends after Kidney Transplant Surgery

Odessa, Texas/July 3, 2024-Judie Porras, whose kidney was a perfect match for her husband Javier Aguirre who suffered from kidney failure, celebrated her birthday and a new view on life with family, friends and her colleagues at the Odessa Family YMCA. Judie’s mother praises the divine power for keeping her daughter safe during surgery and saving her son-in-law and giving Javier a new lease on life. 

(Agueda Bernal, Judie Porras’ Mother-Celebrating Her Daughter’s Birthday-Odessa Family YMCA) 

Judie’s Birthday is on March 14th, ironically on World Kidney Day celebrated a new life with her husband in fellowship with her closest family members. 

(Judie Porras, Donated Kidney to Husband Javier-Celebrating her Birthday) 

Judie is a beloved exercise trainer at the Odessa Family YMCA. Many of her female clients are inspired by her courage and spirituality.  

(Lubet Duarte, Judie Porras’ Exercise Training Client-Odessa Family YMCA) 

Her brother Jovanie Bernal is happy and grateful that his sister is having a speedy recovery and back at the Y training her clients and happy that his brother-in-law Javier to doing well and back at work. 

(Jovanie Bernal, Judie Porras’ Brother-Celebrating his Sister’s Birthday) 

If you would like to help Judie Porras and her husband Javier financially, the Odessa Family YMCA still has t-shirts available for purchase. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

Giggles and Give YMCA Comedy Fundraiser Featuring Comedian Lucas Bohn

Odessa, Texas/March 24, 2024-The Odessa Family YMCA presents “Giggle & Give” Comedy Fundraiser featuring comedian Lucas Bohn at the Ector Theatre on Thursday, April 4th. 

(Tara Crouch, Community Relations Director-Odessa Family YMCA/Odessa, Texas) 

The funds raised will go towards Odessa Family YMCA community-based programs that includes the YMCA-ECISD Pre-K Early Learning School. 

(Tara Crouch, Community Relations Director-Odessa Family YMCA/Odessa, Texas) 

The Giggles and Give Comedy Fundraiser will also feature a silent auction and other great prizes. 

(Tara Crouch, Community Relations Director-Odessa Family YMCA/Odessa, Texas) 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

Beloved Odessa Family YMCA Personal Trainer & Her Husband Recovering from Kidney Transplant Surgery

Odessa, Texas/February 18, 2024-Judie Porras, a personal trainer at the Odessa Family YMCA has returned home with her husband Javier Aguirre after being away for over a month for kidney transplant surgery. That was performed at the Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital in San Antonio. Judie was able to donate her kidney to her husband, being a perfect match. 

(Judie Porras, Personal Trainer-Odessa Family YMCA-Donated Her Kidney to her husband Javier) 

After returning from San Antonio Javier developed complications causing fear that Javier’s body was rejecting Judie’s Kidney. 

(Judie Porras, Personal Trainer-Odessa Family YMCA-Donated Her Kidney to her husband Javier) 

Judie’s recovery from kidney transplant surgery has been very impressive. Her top physical fitness has aided in her recovery. 

(Judie Porras, Personal Trainer-Odessa Family YMCA-Donated Her Kidney to her husband Javier) 

Judie and her husband Javier thank the Devine Power for a successful kidney transplant surgery. 

(Judie Porras, Personal Trainer-Odessa Family YMCA-Donated Her Kidney to her husband Javier) 

The Odessa Family YMCA is selling T-Shirts to help Judie and her husband Javier with medical costs. 

(Judie Porras, Personal Trainer-Odessa Family YMCA-Donated Her Kidney to her husband Javier) 

Judie’s husband Javier is no longer on dialysis but must have check-ups for the remainder of his life. 

(Judie Porras, Personal Trainer-Odessa Family YMCA-Donated Her Kidney to her husband Javier) 

Javier Aguirre is now back at work and plans to begin a fitness program designed by his wife Judie Porras. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

 

A Match Made in Heaven, A Match Made on Earth

Odessa, Texas/January 11, 2024-The Odessa Family YMCA staff and administrations along with several Y members and invited guests held a special luncheon and fundraiser to help a longtime YMCA trainer. 

(Crissy Medina, CEO-Odessa Family Odessa/Odessa, Texas) 

Judie Porras, a Personal Trainer, who has been with the Odessa Family YMCA for many years is donating her kidney to her husband Javier Aguirre after doctors in the ER revealed kidney failure. 

(Judie Porras, Personal Trainer-Odessa Family YMCA/Donating Her Kidney to Her Husband Javier) 

The Odessa Family YMCA will be selling T-shirts and accepting donations for Judie Porras and Javier Aguirre to help with medical costs. 

(Crissy Medina, CEO-Odessa Family Odessa/Odessa, Texas) 

Judie, her husband Javier their family are trusting in God to help them through this medical crisis. 

(Judie Porras, Personal Trainer-Odessa Family YMCA/Donating Her Kidney to Her Husband Javier) 

You can also make a financial donation directly to Judie Porras on the CASH APP and PAY PAL. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.