Hope Lives Here…With Shmuel

Hope Lives Here…with Shmuel By Adina Saban He shoots, he scores! These are words that doctors, nurses and therapists never thought they would hear about Shmuel. Yet Shmuel always had hope and a dream.   It all started when Shmuel was diagnosed with a serious heart condition as a young child. After his first surgery, his […]

Wish at the Wall 2022: Amanda and Emma-Belle

Wish at the Wall 2022: Amanda and Emma-Belle Every year, Chai Lifeline sends a group of 12 inspiring teenagers to Israel as part of the annual Hartman Family Foundation Wish at the Wall program. The trip is Chai Lifeline’s celebration of life for those who have completed treatment for cancer. Each participant is invited to […]

Where They Are Now: ft. Jacob Toledano

Where They Are Now: ft. Jacob Listen To The Blog Here! Standing at an imposing 6’3 height, looking at Jacob you wouldn’t know he had a heart problem growing up. Born and raised in Toronto, Jacob was only too familiar with Sick Kids Hospital and living with a lifelong heart condition. But at 22 years […]

Dear Mom: A Letter from Camp Simcha

Dear Mom, This place is incredible. A letter from a Camp Simcha lifegaurd Minky Iczkovits is 17 years-old and loves swimming! Pursuing her passion, Minky became a certified lifeguard and is spending a few weeks working as a lifeguard at Camp Simcha. Together with her family, Minky has been involved with Chai Lifeline Montreal from […]

Miracles For Life Campaign

Together we can make great miracles happen here. At Chai Lifeline Canada, we know that illness impacts not just the person who is sick, but their entire family. For 15 years, Chai Lifeline Canada has given thousands of families concrete services and emotional support that enables patients, siblings, and parents to find hope and joy in their […]

Miracles for Life Toy Drive 2020

Why Donate to the Chai Lifeline Canada’s Miracles for Life Toy Drive? Every child and every circumstance is unique. Not every family has our story. Some, faced with medical bills, may not have the extra money to purchase toys. Parents busy with a child in the hospital have limited time and access to toy shopping. […]

Reflections from Our Family Services Intern, Yakira

When I was in High School, I remember a Chai Lifeline staff member come speak to our class about becoming volunteers. After a video presentation which left not a dry eye in the room, and a sign-up sheet with a long list of names, we were hooked on the organizations missions and messages. Never could […]

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Sy Benlolo Spin for Chai

When someone special in your life dies a piece of you dies too. Losing Sy made me realize how precious life is, how it can be cut short and how we should appreciate life to the fullest. Sy Benlolo z’l’, my brother in law, died tragically at the age of 40. He has been gone […]