Run For The MVP #TeamShua
Organized by: Yehudah Weitz
Hi my name is Yehudah Weitz,
As many of you probably know, two years ago I ran the 2015 Miami Half Marathon in honor of my cousin Aliza. It was a huge accomplishment for me! I told myself I would love to do this marathon again in the future.
The headline for my page is "Run for the MVP #TeamShua"! Who is Shua? Shua and I went to school together when we 2 years old. Fast forward many years, we reconnected again in high school. Just like that, we instantly became best friends!
About two years ago, I heard devastating news that hit me extremely hard. My best friend, the sweetest/nicest/ most amazing kid you"ll ever meet was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cancer. All I could do was pray for him and comfort him. I wasn't gonna let anything ruin this friendship. For almost 2 months in a row, I would stay by a friend for Shabbat and surprise him each week. We are both Brooklyn Nets fans, one week I surprised him with a Nets shirt from a game I went too. Seeing him happy made my day so much better!
Shua loves basketball, especially playing basketball. He's literally an MVP on and off the court and he will fight his way through any battle! Thank G-D, a few months later Shua was in remission! I promised Shua, that in the future, I wanted to run the Miami Half Marathon in honor of him. He loved that idea!
August of 2016, I get a text from one of my friends that Shua has a relapse of Lymphoma. That news hit me as hard as last time. However, I believe Shua is the real MVP and the real Fighter!
Shua is my best friend no matter what! I made a promise to him and I'm gonna keep my promise and succeed! If Shua kicked cancers butt once, he can do it again! If I finished the half marathon once, I can do it again!
Training is not easy, but neither is dealing with illness. If the children of Chai Lifeline can fight each day, if they can push themselves to go through hospital stays and treatments, I can do this for them. But I can't do this without your support. I need your help to raise as much money as possible for these kids. So please, push the donate button and help me put smiles on the faces of sick children. Let's do this together! Let's make dreams come true.
Run for the MVP #TeamShua
Best - Yehudah