"I'm not going! I'M NOT GOING!"
However, the next day there I was on the way to the best place on earth, Camp Simcha Special! I was just turning 6. What did I know? And little did I know, I would return for another 13 summers. That’s 13 summers of candle-making, pottery, ductigami, fun, memories, and friends I've made and still cherish till this day.
After having more than 25 surgeries throughout my life and most recently spending 7 months in Children's Specialized Hospital I can attest to the amazing work Chai Lifeline does. The volunteers, hot food, rides, fun and games, and even “Camp Simcha Specialized”- a personalized version of Camp Simcha Special while I was at Children's Specialized. These are just a few of the ways Chai Lifeline helped me personally. 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 mine.
Now with the help of two Chai Lifeline volunteers, they are assisting me in “the run of my life”, helping me fulfill a dream I have wanted to do for so long, to be a part of Team Lifeline and the Miami Marathon. I need YOUR help to make this possible. Every penny counts in helping reach the Finish Line! Please consider donating to Chai Lifeline today so they can help other families and children the same way they helped me!
All the best and see you at the Finish Line,