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Rivka Schaffel

Rivka Schaffel

You may already know that I’m training to run the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas  this November, in honor of my dear friend, Yakira. She is an adorable and lovable little girl who sparkles with life! Her contagious smile makes everyone around her happy, yet not many people know how hard she fought to get to where she is today. Before Yakira was born, her courageous parents, Jeremy and Rebecca, learned that their baby would have Down Syndrome and many very challenging medical complications. Upon her arrival to this world, the Amsters found themselves running back and forth from the hospital, where Yakira spent most of her first two years of life, and then home to tend to the needs of their four other children. 
And that is where Chai Lifeline stepped in.
Through every daunting procedure, every set back, and every milestone, Chai Lifeline held their hand. Offering support to Yakira’s parents and siblings and helping them cope with their new world during this fearful time.  As Yakira kept fighting for her life, Chai Lifeline continued to bring light into their home.
Now at five years old, Yakira is a miracle, she survived what doctors could not fathom. But the work is not done. There are so many more children and families who remain in need. There are meals to be made, big/little siblings to be paired, camps to be ran, smiles to be shared, and support to be given.The list of tasks Chai Lifeline must tend to is endless. I am therefore joining Team Lifeline and going to be running my very first race.
Running is a personal challenge, but I’m not in this just for the glory. I’m running for something important. However, I know I can’t do this alone. I need your help. 
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.

Thank you so much for your support,



raised of $3,600 goal


1. Momo
2. Shaindy
Go Rivka!!
3. Jeremy and Rebecca Amster and Family
Thank you for all you do for Yakira. We are so blessed to have you in our life.
4. Shira Nudell
I'm so proud of you Rivka! Ur gonna do great!!
5. Pnina
Go Rikki go!!!!
6. Rivka Schaffel
36 donors