Norma Spees Swimming at The HUB Recreation Center

HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: Norma Spees

NORMA’S STORY: It was just another Wednesday for Norma Spees of Marion, but in a matter of minutes, it wasn’t so typical anymore. The 79-year-old was in the middle of her aquatics class at The HUB when she got a funny feeling, so she took a break and stood along the side of the pool […]

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Paul DeMichele Swimming at The HUB Recreation Center

HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: Paul DeMichele

PAUL’S STORY: Paul DeMichele was loving life. A scholarship recipient, he was preparing for his second semester at Eastern Illinois University. He was 19-years-old and on vacation with his family in Madison, Wisconsin when the accident happened. Paul fell water skiing, hit the left side of his neck on something, and suffered a blood clot […]

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Larry Richardson on a Bike at The HUB Recreation Center

HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: Larry Richardson

LARRY’S STORY: Larry Richardson and his wife Ruth couldn’t wait for The HUB Recreation Center to be up and running. They’d been keeping an eye on the construction progress and looking forward to opening day. The couple moved here six years ago from Belleville, where they enjoyed using a similar facility. There, Larry would swim […]

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Ruth Langheld Working Out at The HUB Recreation Center

HUBBER HIGHLIGHT: Ruth Langheld

RUTH’S STORY: Nearing “the big 5-0”, Ruth Langheld says the reality of a mid-life crisis, which some of her peers had experienced, was starting to kick in. However, instead of buying a red convertible, she decided she wanted to live a healthier lifestyle. She weighed 189 lbs., required a CPAP machine to sleep at night, […]

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