On October 13, over 600 Chai Lifeline children and families from across the New York, New Jersey/ Pennsylvania, and Mid-Atlantic regions had a blast at a special Chol Hamoed Hershey Park event.
“As a mom of a sick child who is regularly in and out of the hospital and medical appointments, family time can be a rarity,” said Sarah, a Chai Lifeline mom. “To have an exciting day at the park with a dedicated medical team onsite meant my family and I could really enjoy Chol Hamoed in a way we usually cannot.”
In addition to all the usual rides and attractions, Chai Lifeline set up special surprise stations for families throughout the park. Each station was manned by volunteers who distributed gifts ranging from cotton candy and snacks to teddy bears and custom Chai Lifeline gear. Kids and adults alike had a great time exploring the park, collecting their surprises, and meeting other Chai Lifeline families.
“It was really amazing to watch families spend time together and connect with one another,” said Faige Yudkovsky, Chai Lifeline director of volunteer services. “These events provide a vital opportunity to bond in such a relaxed and supportive environment.”
Chai Lifeline is an international children’s health support network providing social, emotional, and financial assistance to children with life-threatening or lifelong illnesses and their families. To learn more, visit www.chailifeline.org