On March 6, more than 200 Chai Lifeline families and local community members took part in the Chai Lifeline Southeast annual Purim party in Hollywood, Florida. Led by volunteer Samantha Fischler, the party was held in the Brauser Maimonides Academy. Kids and parents alike enjoyed carnival games, an exciting costume competition, and even a special appearance by Miami Heat mascot Burnie.
“Since my son was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, the whole family struggles to keep a positive outlook,” said Chai Lifeline mom Baila. “Chai Lifeline is always here to lift our spirits and events like this Purim party put smiles on my kids’ faces that I cherish in ways you can’t imagine.”
Director of Chai Lifeline Southeast Matthew Weisbaum said “Most of what we do for families with critically ill kids is the day-to-day support. Events like these are great opportunities to get all of the families together and forget about illness and treatments, even if it’s just for a couple of hours, and let these kids just be regular kids.”
Chai Lifeline is a leading international children’s health support network, providing critical support to children with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses and their families. To learn more, make a donation, or get involved, visit www.chailifeline.org or call 754-231-6948.