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For Eliot Tannenbaum- Eliezer Baruch ben Asher

Miriam Tennenbaum

Miriam Tennenbaum

Several weeks ago, I celebrated the wedding of my friend Jen Tannenbaum to Vince Pegan. It was a beautiful wedding, all the more so because Jen's dad, Eliot, who had been battling several cancers over the last 4 years, was thankfully able to attend the wedding. Eliot was initially given a terrible diagnosis and was told he had just months to live but he pushed on and gave us 4 more years on this earth. Eliot passed away a few short weeks after Jen's wedding. During the funeral and shiva, Jen and I rehashed the last few years and she described how taking care of her dad became a full time job which she took on gracefully alongside her position at a private equity firm. Jen was her family's rock, doing everything in her power to find a cure for her dad and keep him as comfortable as possible. Jen handled the doctor visits and insurance nightmares; she took her dad to every weekly chemo appointment and made sure every need he and her family had was met. Jen has always been my strongest friend- for those that know her, NO is not in her vocabulary. She did everything she could to get her dad to live the last few years and make it to her wedding. The time, dedication, and love that Jen put into her dad's care is above and beyond what most families can afford to do financially and logistically. And that is where Chai Lifeline comes into play. When families do not have the resources to do what Jen does- Chai Lifeline steps in. Chai Lifeline helps families navigate doctors, appointments, other family members at home, case management, and more. Chai Lifeline holds families together and gives them strength the way Jen gave to her family and her dad. Chai Lifeline is the family's strongest advocate, giving it their all to support and provide for families in need during serious illness.

My Vegas marathon run is dedicated in memory of Eliot, for Jen, Ricki, and Rochelle, and for all the families that need a Jen in their lives- because that is what Chai Lifeline provides in times of need. The money raised here will continue Eliot’s legacy of helping others, as, in his better years, he also took care of others in the quietest and most humble of ways. His legacy of helping those in need has already passed on to Jen but it will also continue to the greater community, raising money to spread the love and care to families in crisis.

Please consider donating in memory of Eliezer Baruch ben Asher.

Thank you so much!

Miriam

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$5,152.18
raised of $5,000 goal
 

Donations

$500.00
1. anonymous
$500.00
2. Jennifer Tannenbaum
Missing you Dad <3
$200.00
3. Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Ambinder
So proud!
$180.00
4. Adina & Tuvia Korobkin
Go Miriam Go! Kol Hakavod!
$180.00
5. Uri Klein
$180.00
6. Abby & Avi
Captain

Team Alumni

$129,473.29
$80,000
53 donors