Last summer, my family's world was turned upside down, when Norma, my six year old daughter, was suddenly diagnosed with an incredibly rare cancer. Now seven months later, after surgery and chemo at Memorial Sloan, Norma's first post-chemo check-up came back all clear. Everyone who knows and treasures Norma is hoping and praying that her quarterly check-ups for the next five years come back all-clear. If they do, we will be able to breath a sigh of relief and start to relax a little.
Throughout our nightmare, Chai Lifeline was there for Norma and our family, in every conceivable way, doing whatever it could to lessen Norma's ordeal. Among the many things Chai Lifeline did for Norma was to send her to Camp Simcha for two of the most incredible weeks of her life.
The last thing I want to do is take part in a 180 mile bike-a-thon, in the summer heat- but I will be there because its my chance to raise money for Chai Lifeline so that it can continue to help families battling cancer in the same way it helped mine.
If anyone donates money to my Bike-4-Chai campaign, I humbly ask that you have Norma's Refua She'laima (recovery) in mind.
My objective is to raise at least $15,000. Please help me reach this goal. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and your contribution will help children and their families cope with the diagnosis, treatment and aftermath of serious pediatric illness.
Please contribute by clicking on the donate button now.
Chaim (Gerry) Grunsfeld
PS. For more information regarding this ride please visit bike4chai.org