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  • Paws of Love: Fur healing’s sake

    August 29, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    Ari Gould, 6, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia three years ago. In addition to the physical pain he has endured, the disease and the stressful medical procedures that followed have also left him socially isolated.

    The steroid treatments he receives once a month...

  • In a new network, Jewish cancer survivors are finding the understanding they need

    July 12, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Roni Bibring was 15 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Four years later, her treatment completed, she says her biggest challenge—having lost touch with many of her friends—is making new friends who understand what she’s been through.

    “Most people don’t even realize that...

  • Children’s art exhibit gives expression to illness

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 15, 2012 | 8:15 pm

    Artwork created by children with serious illnesses will be auctioned off, along with works by professional artists and celebrities, at Chai Lifeline’s “Through the Eyes of our Children” on May 21.

    Chai Lifeline West Coast provides support to 325 seriously ill children and...

  • Run to change a life

    By Ryan Torok

    July 19, 2011 | 5:34 pm

    Registration for Chai Lifeline’s charity marathon-running training program, Teen Lifeline, has opened, and a group is training in Los Angeles for the first time since the program started in 2006.

    Every participating runner must raise $3,600, with all the proceeds benefitting Camp...

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  • Chai Lifeline to send 12-year-old to the Super Bowl

    By Ryan Torok

    February 4, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    Adam Wolf, a 12-year-old with cerebral palsy, was stunned when Randi Grossman, West Coast director of the Chai Lifeline, called to tell him that the organization would pay for him to go to the Super Bowl.

    “He said, ‘Are you kidding me? This is amazing,’” Wolf’s mother, Ali...

  • Milken JCC seeks to reopen pool, Chai Lifeline makes wishes come true

    December 30, 2008 | 11:18 pm

    Milken JCC Seeking Bids to Reopen Pool

    More than 300 people attending the annual candle-lighting and Chanukah celebration at the JCC at Milken on Dec. 22 witnessed what many consider an extra miracle: the announcement that the JCC is seeking bids on the work necessary to reopen its...

  • They never run out of patients

    By David Suissa

    October 22, 2008 | 10:47 pm

    An Iranian Jewish girl was going through chemotherapy treatment -- which tends to suppress your appetite -- but one day, she got this craving for a lamb stew with carrots. Within an hour, someone was headed to the nearest Persian restaurant to get the dish and bring it to the girl....
  • Chai Lifeline helps families facing life-threatening diseases

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Last August, Lori Paulsen's 4-year-old son, Aaron, was diagnosed with Wilms' tumor, a rare form of kidney cancer. Soon afterward, a friend offered to call Chai Lifeline on her behalf.

    Paulsen quickly got a message from caseworker Samantha Raich, who was calling to see how Chai...

  • Emek Breaks Fundraising Record

    By Julie G Fax

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The middle school girls of Emek Hebrew Academy-Teichman Family Torah Center in Sherman Oaks raised almost $35,000 (yes, that figure is correct) for Chai Lifeline, a national organization that provides support, services and programming for families with seriously ill children.

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  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Dollars for Access

    The Jewish Community Foundation awarded a $7,500 grant to the Access Center of OPCC (formerly the Ocean Park Community Center). The money will be dedicated to maintaining the project's critical core programs to assist homeless youth, adults and families. The...

  • Lifeline for Kids

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Talia Hill, 11, was born with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and bone deformities. She is hearing impaired, speech impaired, mobility impaired, fine-motor impaired and neither her two arms nor her two legs are the same length. In her short life, she has had multiple surgeries, a hearing...