Child Life Society was created to help make life for Jewish children with cystic fibrosis (CF) as normal and enjoyable as possible.
CF is a degenerative genetic disease that disproportionately afflicts Jewish families – and, as of now, remains incurable.
Individuals with CF suffer lifelong breathing difficulties due to the constant heavy buildup of thick mucus in their lungs, and are dangerously prone to life-threatening infections in their lungs.
Days and nights are filled with wheezing, coughing, fatigue, and the constant burden of doctor appointments, respiration therapy, medication, and frequent hospitalization.
Child Life Society provides desperately needed medical equipment, vitamins and food supplements, home care assistance and emotional support. Child Life Society also subsidizes therapeutic respite trips for CF patients to Key West, FL, where the pristine and salty aquatic climate helps ease breathing difficulties, rejuvenate and significantly reduce future hospitalization.
Support Child Life Society. Replace struggle with triumph.
Child Life Society is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization (Tax ID: 11-3519275).