I would like to thank everyone for supporting us in our raising funds for Chai Lifeline and the Super Game room to be built according to the plans that Jonathan had created for this amazing dream room for the children with CANCER and our SPECIAL needs children. Jonathan had dreamed and was very passionate about this for the children. This dream was cut short when he tragically passed away.

Aimee Hecht

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Hi, I am Aimee, Jonathan's mother. Jonathan was in the process of building a large project for the children who attend Camp Simcha. A new and highly innovated game room for all! Computers, video games and a cyber/virtual room when passed he away in July 2016 from Leukemia.

Below you will see it is about the children with cancer and special needs patients and he would do the same with adults he would meet when hospilized. PLEASE help Jonathan reach his goal. It's not the amount but the caring and the thought! We have had donations as little as $5.00, (five dollars) which we are very greatful for. Everything counts, it is the thought that really makes a difference.

This passion was the building of a new gaming room which Jon had coordinated with the Director of Camp Simcha, a camp where children can attend with cancer as will as special needs. The gaming room would include computers, large screens and a virtual reality zone for the children to enjoy at camp. Jon started to privately fundraise, organize, and build computers from home while on chemo and from his hospital bedside. As his mother I can say, since I spent the entire time with Jonathan he worked diligently on his project with contacts and various other marketing strategies when he was well and we collaborated together. Unfortunately due to his passing things to a halt.
Jonathan’s second dream was to run in this marathon. Last year he had also planned on running but that was when he relapsed. It is for this reason I am going to do my very best to run this marathon, for him to complete this dream. Those who know me, know I don’t run nor do I walk, so this will be a tremendous challenge for me in my son's Jonathan’s memory and honor.

Jonathan Hecht may have only had a short 23 years, but those 23 years were filled with genuine kindness, giving, and caring, with a happiness for life that was contagious. Jon related to every individual in utmost respect, this was reflected as all those who met Jon instantaneously became friends.

Jon never let illness stand in the way of making others happy. While on treatments, Jon was always concerned about his family and friends well being, ensuring all needs were met while also entertaining the children who were not feeling so great. He would hang with them and entertain them until everyone was happy. He was a clown if he needed to be for the kids.

Chai Lifeline is a wonderful organization that provides year–round emotional, social, and financial support to more than 4,500 children and their families every year. Chai Lifeline´s programs and activities change their lives forever, returning joy and hope and enabling them to live full and happy lives despite the presence of illness. Its most famous program is Camp Simcha and its sister camp, Camp Simcha Special. Every year these two camps offer 450 kids a chance to forget about illness and just be kids again. To get a better idea of what Chai Lifeline does for families, please watch the videos below. I know they will touch your heart the way they touched our lives and what they gave to Jonathan, a live and dedicated friends that treated him as one of them. Our family would have not survived without Chai Lifeline.

Training is not easy, but neither is dealing with illness. the children of Chai Lifeline can fight each day, if they can push themselves to go through hospital stays and treatments, I can do this for them. But I can't do this without your support. I need your help to raise as much money as possible for these kids. So please, push the donate button and help me put smiles on the faces of sick children. Let's do this together!

Please help make Jonathan's dreams come true!

Thank you – Aimee, from the bottom of my heart!!

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