In February, a group of adolescents journeyed to Israel as part of the 20th annual Hartman Family Foundation Wish at the Wall program. The group included a family from Rockland County.
The trip is Chai Lifeline’s celebration of life for teenagers who either have completed treatment for cancer or are living with chronic illnesses or disabilities. The trip alternates between the two groups each year. Each participant shares the trip with a parent.
“This is a unique and incredible experience on so many levels,” trip organizer Rabbi Shlomo Crandall, the director of Chai Lifeline Midwest, said. “The medical needs of these teens, many of whom have attended Camp Simcha Special, Chai Lifeline’s camp for children with disabilities or chronic illness, are very complex. This would be a very difficult trip, perhaps impossible, to make on their own. This is a journey of a lifetime.”
For more information, go to www.chailifeline.org.