When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, there is no "magic cure" that anyone can provide to make it disappear. A diagnosis like this is inevitably followed by weeks, months and even years of intense medical treatments and emotional grief. However, there are ways to make the ordeal just a little bit easier, and ChaiLifeline does just that.
ChaiLifeline is an organization that provides encouragement and assistance to children with serious illnesses and their families. ChaiLifeline is committed to creating good memories, fun times and constant emotional and financial support during trying times through activities, trips, other services and their two-week Camp Simcha, the "ultimate camp experience" which gives these brave kids "renewed hope, determination, and the thrill of simply being a child rather than a patient." The name "Simcha" means "joy" in Hebrew, which sums up what the camp, and ChaiLifeline in general, is all about.