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 afflicts Jewish families with a far greater frequency that most other ethnic groups. There is no present cure.
“Our sole purpose is to provide whatever is needed, where it's needed for children with cystic fibrosis.”- Rabbi Chaim Wolkenfeld
Children with CF suffer lifelong breathing difficulties due to the constant, heavy buildup of thick mucus in their lungs. Children with CF are also dangerously prone to life-threatening infections in their lungs.
Sadly, their days and nights are filled with wheezing, coughing, fatigue, and the constant burden of doctor appointments, respiration therapy, medication, and frequent hospitalizations.
Child Life Society provides desperately needed funds to pay for medical equipment, vitamins and food supplements, home care assistance, therapeutic respite, and emotional support.
Child Life Society also subsidizes trips for CF victims to Arizona. Here, the warm, dry air helps ease their breathing difficulties and allows the children to feel healthy and normal, if at least for a week or two.
By supporting Child Life Society, you can help Jewish children from cystic fibrosis.
Child Life Society is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization (Tax ID: 11-3519275).