in memory of Levi Chaim ben Yonatan Meir
On September 5, 2017, we embarked on a journey nobody could have prepared us for. Our son, Levi Chaim, was born at 28 weeks, and was also critically ill. Over the next 4.5 months, we divided our time between work, home with our other two small children, and being in the NICU. I don't know how we could have managed without Chai Lifeline. Rivky, the local coordinator, anticipated our needs before we ever had to ask. Dinners, awesome and energetic teens to play with the boys if we had to run to the hospital, toys for the kids during a rough week, making sure that we had groceries-you name it! She never missed a beat.
On January 21, 2018, Levi Chaim z"l passed away. From the day he was born, we shared openly about our journey, and as a result people shared with us all the mitzvot(good deeds) they were doing in his zechut (merit).
In an effort to both honor Levi Chaim's memory and to keep this momentum going, we have decided to start a fund to give support to Jewish families who will experience long term NICU stays. This will include but is not limited to; special packages for postpartum moms, meeting religious/spiritual needs, providing patient support/advocates, and ensuring that kosher food is available.
We hope that you will join us in making "Levi's Legacy" a successful venture!