As some of you have heard, our dear friends Ian and Sarah are in need of our love and support.
Their oldest daughter, Orli, who is 10 (almost 11) was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer. Orli is in 5th grade at Milton (formerly Jewish Primary Day School). She is an avid basketball player, a dancer, and a devoted big sister to Hana, who is 6.
Orli just started her first chemotherapy treatment this week and her doctors suggest that this is the first of several rounds of chemo and multiple phases of complex treatment. This will be a long road.
We have been overwhelmed with an outpouring of people wanting to help ease their burden in any way they can during this difficult time. Our goal is to focus on ways to best support them so that they are able to focus their time on Orli and Hana. To that end, we have created a GoFundMe page to help alleviate the burden of unforeseen, often astronomical, expenses that unfortunately comes with this type of illness.
At a time of extreme uncertainty for the Wildman Halpern family, we're aiming to remove some of the financial stress that we anticipate. Donations will go towards covering additional childcare costs for the family, as Ian and Sarah care for Orli, medical expenses, therapies, lost work and unanticipated costs as they arise. We know that treatment will likely last months and affect the entire family profoundly. We have set an initial goal of $100,000 and we would be very happy to exceed this goal.
Please know that Ian & Sarah are deeply grateful for your and support and love even if they are not able to immediately reply to you as they are focused on Orli. Should you have more questions around logistics or volunteering, please feel free to reach out to Elianna Yolkut email@example.com.
As we learn more about the family's needs in the upcoming weeks we will update this community with volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your patience and understanding as they try to figure out how to best garner the love and support of their communities. Sending all the love to the Wildman Halpern family and prayers to Orli for a full recovery. Please add Orli to your mishaberach prayers: Orli Chaim bat Sarah v Yitzhak
- Lisa Redisch
- JoAnn Goldstein
Organizer and beneficiary
Friends of Wildman Halperns Family