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In Memory of Rus Bas Avraham A"H

Gila Weiss

Gila Weiss

6 years ago my dear mother Rus Bas Avraham A”H was taken from this world after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Some would say she was a cancer victim…. And while this may be true, I like to refer to her as a cancer fighter. She fought the sickness as hard as anyone can, fought the timeline she was given and outlived every one of the doctors original prognosis. She fought through 2 1/2 years of chemo, and as much as we took care of her, she fought to take care of us… fought to still be a mother regardless of what she was going through. She fought through the pain and the suffering, to always have a smile on her face. She fought with us to allow her to cook for Shabbos and Yomtov when we begged her to rest, because this is what made her happy. And even though she ultimately lost the fight, she was still the strongest fighter I have ever known, and won so many battles throughout.

The kids of Chai Lifeline and their families are strong fighters as well. Dealing with battles of pain and suffering that many of us cannot imagine. It is for this reason I have chosen to run a half marathon in honor of these children and in memory of my mother Rus Bas Avraham A”H.

Running a half marathon is a personal challenge but I’m running for something important. I am running to raise money for Chai Lifeline, a wonderful organization dedicated to helping very sick children and their families.However, I know I can’t do it alone. I need your help.

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.

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.

With Love – Gila



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