"The idea of kids helping other kids is such a great way to introduce children to
being involved in charitable causes and volunteer work, setting them on the path to doing good for others
throughout their lives." ~Brandy Norwood
Doing good for others is exactly why we are honored to present Zach Djamal with the
Simcha Layeladim – MyWish4u.org’s 2013 Youth Leadership Merit Award.
Zach's friend and classmate Kyle Weintraub was recently diagnosed with lymphoma and
had to leave his family and friends for treatment at a hospital in Philadelphia. In the
past, it would have been impossible for Kyle to keep up with his schoolwork and his
classmates at David Posnack Jewish Day School, but thanks to a robot and new technology
from VGo, Kyle can continue with his studies while he heals.
Missing his friend and looking for ways to help, Zach Djamal decided to raise money
and contribute to the purchase price of the robot. Alerting his parents, family and his
friends, Zach raised money to help fund the robot for Kyle.
We are very proud of how Zach's compassion for his classmate made a difference in
Kyle's life. Zach and his classmates are doing everything they can to help Kyle beat
cancer!" said Lisa Djamal, when she spoke to a Simcha Layeladim - MyWish4U.org's volunteer.
It was because of Zach that Kyle's story reached the volunteers of Simch Layeladim - MyWish4U.org.
Kindness is contagious, and so the ripple effect of Zach’s thoughtfulness and ambition to help initiated
a substantial donation from Simcha Layeladim in support of Kyle Weintraub's robot.
We sincerely express our gratitude to Zach Djamal and his parents for the support of this initiative.
Since 2009, The Djamal family has been a true advocate in the fight against pediatric cancer and have sponsored
many Wish Trips for children battling life-threatening illnesses.