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Lindsey & Jonathan

Lindsey Finkelstein

Lindsey Finkelstein

We are reaching out to you, our friends and family, because you have been part of our journey. We have shared tears, exchanged stories and even some laughs. Today, we are asking for your help to make a difference in the lives of important members in our community. 

As many of you know, my journey began in October 2016, one that we had never imagined going through within our lifetime. We have had to make indescribable choices, hear heartbreaking news, undergo nerve-wracking procedures, and of course chemotherapy sessions. However, at the end of every day, John and I looked into each other’s eye and committed to stay strong - no matter the outcome! We focused on planning for an upcoming wedding, preparing for a future home together and sharing all of our excitement. 

Having been there and gone through the challenges first hand, we realized the importance of Chai Lifeline’s mission. We were blessed with Chai Lifeline, as they were there for us, every step and in every aspect. Their services are not simply kind gestures, rather, they are necessities and support that families rely on each and every day. As a gesture of our appreciation, we have decided to participate in the Miami Lifetime Marathon, again. Our pledge is to raise 10 000$ for a cause that is near and dear to our hearts.

We are asking that you consider sponsoring us or donating to our team of 35+ members presently, and counting. This year we are passing the Team Hope baton onto Shani, a 15-year-old girl who is fighting osteosarcoma. We are running for children who are too sick to go to school, for the mothers who aren’t strong enough to cook dinners anymore, and, for the families that need a taste of normalcy. We are running to send Emily and Refael to Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special. We are running to give Ellie the most magical unicorn-themed birthday party. We are running to make sure that there is a place for Kori, Mia’s older sister, to come and play. 

The money that you donate will go directly to the Montreal Chai Lifeline organization. This is the organization that will set up tutors for the child and siblings that continuously miss school. This is the organization that will organize meal trains, and big sisters and brother, for the family whose parents are spending days and nights at the hospital. This is the organization that provided so much for us and our families in time of our need. Chai Lifeline facilitated our journey!

Spread love
Spread hope
Spread smiles

With gratitude,
Lindsey Finkelstein & Jonathan Ifrah



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