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Team Joshy (in memory of Joshua Plotzker)

Ben Simon

Ben Simon

Hey everyone. This January, I will be running in the Lifetime Miami Marathon, raising money for Chai Lifeline, a wonderful organization dedicated to helping very sick children and their families.

I will be running in memory of my nephew Joshy Plotzker, who sadly passed away 5 years ago to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), who's Yartzeit (anniversary) happens to fall out close to the race.

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. For this reason, I feel that raising money in Joshy's honor carries a special weight; what better way to carry on his name than by enriching the lives of these children.

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.

Training is not easy, but neither is dealing with illness. If 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! Let's make dreams come true.

Best - Ben

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$4,368
raised of $5,000 goal
 

Donations

$500.00
1. Natan Davoodi
We Love You Joshy - Only Smachot
$500.00
2. Ben Simon
$250.00
3. Daniella Simon
$250.00
4. Chaim Friedman
$250.00
5. ZCk Plotzker
$200.00
6. Esther Simon
I am so proud of my son Ben who is taking part in this special cause. May my grandson Joshy name continue to be a blessing and may my son succeed in all his endeavors. Love mommy.
38 donors