In November 2001 my wife and I were told the words no parent would ever want to hear - YOUR SON HAS CANCER.
Jonah like other children confronting serious illnesses faced a host of challenges on numerous fronts - challenges that immeasurably compound the difficulty of their arduous struggle to combat the disease itself. Seriously ill children need and deserve as happy and normal a childhood as possible.
Jonah is now a healthy twenty-three year old and was cured with the participation of our doctors, friends and most of all the one up above. Jonah had the cancer and unfortunately the illness affected each member of the family
Chai Lifeline was with us every step of the way. As a parent I will never be able to fully show my appreciation to Chai Lifeline and the support they gave us during this entire ordeal.
Chai Lifeline is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping children suffering from serious illness as well as their family members.
Chai Lifeline stood by our side and helped Jonah and our entire family tremendously. From providing our children with big brothers and sisters, emotional support, providing us with home cooked meals in the hospital and sending Jonah to Camp Simcha, in the mountains where he always had a blast.
As the father of a child who had cancer, I can never do enough to help the organization and that is why I am asking for your help. Chai Lifeline addresses the full spectrum of needs, from logistical to social, recreational to psychological. Chai Lifeline reaches out not only to patients, but also to parents, siblings, classmates, school faculty, and the community as well.
Chai Lifeline found ways to bring joy to our lives and the lives of young patients and their families through creative, innovative, and effective family-centered programs, activities, and services. They engendered hope and optimism. They provided unparalleled support throughout our son’s illness, recovery, and beyond.
As a means of showing my gratitude while running the Marathon on behalf of Chai Lifeline, I hope to raise more than $20,000.00 by race day. I hope you will help me reach this goal by making a generous tax-deductible donation. Your support is a critical part of this effort and I know that together we can make a difference to these children. All donations are 100% tax-deductible. Making a donation will only take a minute, so please donate today.
Thank you for supporting me, and in doing so, helping children and their families cope with the diagnosis, treatment, and aftermath of serious pediatric illness.