Sun, Jan 29 2017

Caitlyn's Warriors Take on the Miami Marathon,

Miami, Florida, United States Miami, Florida, United States

  • About the event

    Chronic. To most this word means nothing, but to me it means so much. No one expects to be diagnosed with a chronic illness, even less realize how hard it is on the entire family. While most sat around a table with their loved ones, my family stood, gathered around a hospital bed. In average households, kids have trouble falling asleep because their siblings are blasting music or stomping around; I had to fall asleep to the cacophony of cries of pain. Friends avoid you, they don't know what to say and so they stop speaking to you altogether. When they do talk to you, all they have to offer is sympathy. 
    At some point during the haze, an organization called Chai Lifeline came into our lives. They were there for my sister so my parents could come home. I met people who understood what it was like to be thrown into this situation. I was no longer alone. 
    Chai Lifeline made an unbearable situation tolerable. They had activities on holidays and games on weekdays. We took trips we never would have had the opportunity to take, they sent my sister to Israel with other kids just like her who would never get to go to seminary or yeshiva. In the summer they send her to a camp full of other children who share in the joy of not having to be scared that they won't be accepted because of their differences. Instead, they share in the experience and swap stories and laughter.
    So now it's my turn to give. The joy they brought to me and my family is the joy I want to return so that they can give it to other families in need. I will run, not for myself, but in honor of the girl that never thought she could.

    Why should you sponsor?


    sean juroviesky

    When a child is born or diagnosed with a serious illness, the entire family feels the pain. Chai Lifeline's mission is to alleviate the emotional, social, and financial challenges facing families living with pediatric illness and to help patients, parents, and siblings to live full lives as they fight the devastating impact of pediatric illness.

    Our largest programs are Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, incredible overnight camps designed to meet the medical and social needs of children and teens with life-threatening or lifelong illness.


    All Chai Lifeline programs, including Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, are free of charge to families. That makes your support even more crucial. For more information, visit the Chai Lifeline website at www.chailifeline.org.

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  • 501-1000 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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