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Team Maxie - Running to Remember

Total Number of Gifts: 229
Total Value of Gifts: $13,787.27

Recent Donors

Scott Casher

Erin & Joe White

EJ + Rich (Max Leviss, RN110241)

Miss Lowri Llwyd

Barbara Hatton

Georgia Brewer & Alan Kilmartin

Mara Naiditch

Ben, Josh and Chloe Rossi

Janee Ries

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The brightest spirit I have ever known, my beloved nephew,
Maxwell Judah Leviss, died most unexpectedly, on July 21, 2011, at the age of 9 months. Maxie’s sudden death has sent shockwaves through the many lives he touched in his much too short time on earth; it has taught all of us the real meaning of heart-wrenching sadness. And remarkably, from this tragic event, hundreds of people have been inspired to contribute money in Maxie’s name to plant a forest in Israel, anchoring his sprit to a land his parents love. To date, that forest is 10,000 trees strong and growing.

Not only will Maxie’s forest grow into a beautiful living tribute to one of the sweetest babies ever born, but I hope each tree planted will somehow start to fill the cavernous hole weighing so heavily on my brother Ted’s and Abby’s hearts. Perhaps that hole can eventually be filled with the outpouring of love that offers them both peace and comfort in a time of such unimaginable pain and heartache.

I will be running as many races as possible including the New York City Marathon on November 6th, 2011 and the LA Marathon March 18th, 2012 proudly representing “Team Maxie.”

It takes only $18 to plant a tree. Plant one tree or twenty, and together we can build a majestic forest to keep Maxie’s spirit alive forever - a piece of posterity, planted to reforest an area near Haifa in northern Israel that was devastated by fire last winter.

Israel is such a significant place to Abby and Ted. It was there that I first met my future sister-in-law. And it was there that almost 15 years later my brother proposed, confirming my master plan of uniting my two most favorite people on the planet.

Abby has created a blog: . Please visit Missing Maxie to get a glimpse of this little boy. You’ll understand how terribly he is missed and how important it is to all of us that we make his memory a living monument.

Our goal is to continue building Maxie’s forest to ultimately reach $100k in tree donations so that a pillar will stand tall in Jerusalem memorializing our precious Max forever.

Please help us reach our goal.

Your support is so welcome. Thank you!
Beth Leviss Gardner

If you would prefer to make an offline donation, please call:
Checks can be sent to:
7120 Hayvenhurst Ave
Suite #200
Van Nuys, CA 91406
*Please mention that your donation is in Memory of Max Leviss- RN110241

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