Our 2020 Vision
On February 9, 2020, Team Peri will be racing in our eleventh Miami Marathon on behalf of Chai Lifeline. We are excited, motivated, determined and committed to raising as much money as we are able to for the children of Chai Lifeline, the organization that has been our family’s lifeline over the past 19 years. Camp Simcha Special, insurance advocacy, Wish at the Wall, tutoring, big brothers and big sisters for both Peri and her siblings, and meals in the hospitals during our lengthy and never ending admissions. Anything and everything that our family needed, Chai Lifeline unquestionably was there for us.
When Peri was born with Muscular Dystrophy and subsequently was ill and hospitalized during her childhood due to many respiratory issues, her parents could not know what the future would hold for us all. They had no 20/20 vision but rather a view of a daunting and uncertain future of where Peri’s condition would take them. Her parents were in foreign territory, as they were overwhelmed, hopeless and frightened for the future.
Chai Lifeline steps in during those times when you need comfort, understanding, unconditional love and services for your child and your entire family, help that you did not even know existed nor needed. Their vision is clear and they lend you their strength until you get your own back.
Peri is currently a student at Adelphi University, in Garden City, New York, majoring in business, and plans on pursing an MBA. She is trached and on a ventilator 24/7 and is mobile via an electric wheelchair. Peri requires full-time nursing care and does not allow her physical challenges define who she is, but rather enhance her character. The opportunities that Peri has had in her life have been largely made possible by Chai Lifeline. Today, Peri’s vision for her is keen, sharp, focused, positive and she is determined to make this world of ours a better place for children like her, one step at a time.
We hope that you join Team Peri in #Our2020Vision of raising as much money for Chai Lifeline as we can. We expect a lot from ourselves, we set our goals high and do our best to achieve them. We are full of gratitude, joy and pride that we can accomplish this year after year for our Chai Lifeline family. We thank you for being a part of it all.
With Much Love,
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