Harry Kissileff's Page

NATIONAL RAMAH COMMISSION

Ramah Bike Ride 2013

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Training buddies Eric Segal

Harry Kissileff's Page

  I am participating in this bike ride because I know first hand what it's like to have a special need. I was knocked off my bike last February and broke my leg, which left me without the ability to ride for 3 months. For the first month I couldn't even walk. The second month I could walk with assistance. Fortunately, I recovered. Our special needs children will need help for life. I have chosen to ride for Ramah particularly because both my daughter and granddaughter have attended as campers, and my daughter as camper and counselor. My granddaughter, Tova Perlman, was a CIT for special needs programs at Ramah that led her to participate in programs at home too. Ramah camps are also unique in that they include special needs children with the regular camp programs, rather than segregating them to separate camps. Everyone benefits from these programs. Tova told me that those who are helping get to widen their world view and learn about other types of people, while campers with special needs blossom at camp and enjoy the purely social atmosphere. They learn how to interact with others and make lasting friendships.  Please donate now to give Ramah the support they need to build wonderful and engaging programs for Jewish youth with special needs. Thank you.

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