Shulamit M, Beitar

Donate Now!

Try to imagine what it must be like for a young mother to be chronically ill for decades. Shulamit M. is just 46 years old but she has been sick since she was in her 20’s.

Shortly after her wedding to her husband Yitzchak, Shulamit M. of Beitar developed a severe case of Fibromyalgia. It immediately manifested itself in constant, excruciating joint pains, extreme weakness and tremors. She also developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with its myriad of debilitating symptoms, and then just a few years later, a terrible skin condition.

All these painful issues took a heavy toll on Shulamit’s life. She couldn’t work or take care of anything in their home like cooking for her family or cleaning. She could barely walk or spend quality time with her children. She has been primarily bedridden ever since her initial diagnosis, dealing with all these issues all this time.

Shulamit’s condition has also affected her emotional state. She has become severely depressed due to her suffering. While she feels blessed to have a wonderful, supportive husband and beautiful family, the prolonged pain and discomfort have made it hard for her to find value in living. Her children have also been affected. They don’t know what it’s like to grow up in a home with a healthy, active mother, ever. They only know their mom as sickly and always in pain, something that has shaped their lives in a tragic way.

By looking at her photo, you can’t tell that Shulamit is very sick and has been suffering every day since becoming ill so many years ago. She has tried so many treatments to find some relief and has visited countless doctors, paying thousands of shekels out of pocket to cover the fees, but without meaningful success. She also pays 1800 shekels a month to purchase crucial pain medications that aren’t covered by insurance. With her inability to work and Yitzchak’s salary as a part time school coordinator, their medical and daily expenses have been causing them to slip into debt for some time.

Shulamit’s story is discouraging but there is one small ray of hope. A few years ago her doctor recommended that she visit Davos, Switzerland- renowned for its healing benefits due to its altitude. She scraped together funds for a short visit which proved to be beneficial: this woman who couldn’t walk for ten minutes at home, was able to walk for two hours in Davos. It also gave Shulamit strength for a few months afterwards.
The M’s emunah is strong. Yitzchak says “Everything Hashem does is for the good. With this though, we daven that He will see that it has been enough suffering for Shulamit, and that we should be able to live as a healthy, functioning family.” With her health in a constant poor state, and her resulting depression Yitzchak feels that getting help for Shulamit at this point is a matter of pikuach nefesh.

Yitzchak wants nothing more than to alleviate some of his wife’s pain-he says it can’t be described in words. We are therefore turning to you. We too want Shulamit to find some respite from her misery. Please help us raise $5,000 to fund basic housekeeping help, assistance with doctors’ fees, several months’ worth of essential medications, plus crucial expenses for Shulamit to get some much needed relief in Davos. Together we can help mitigate some of her endless suffering, and likely bring some relief to her family, too

Donate Now!

Share This Campaign on Your Social Network


Help Us Reach Our Goal!


  • 56%Funded
  • $2,798Pledged
  • $5,000Goal
  • 55Donors
    Progress: 56%

Read More Stories

When Leah and Pinchas T. of Jerusalem learned they were expecting their first baby, they were thrilled. However, when an ultrasound revealed that their unborn child had CLP (cleft lip and palate) they knew there was going to be a difficult journey ahead of them

Read More
    Progress: 12%
  • 12% Funded
  • $1,150 Pledged
  • $10,000 Goal
  • 26 Donors
Donate Now!

Yeshayahu may not look like it but he’s almost 15. He can’t go to school or spend time with friends, he’s too sick for daily activities. As he waits for a liver transplant while living in his family’s tiny apartment he is exposed to germs that make him even sicker.

Read More
    Progress: 54%
  • 54% Funded
  • $8,153 Pledged
  • $15,000 Goal
  • 107 Donors
Donate Now!

UPDATE: Sara Leah continues to undergo treatments. Her parents had to take her to the U.S., leaving their other young children behind, getting shuffled between relatives. They are incurring substantial expenses so we are once again turning to you….

Read More
    Progress: 100%
  • 100% Funded
  • $15,000 Pledged
  • $15,000 Goal
  • 215 Donors
Donate Now!

Imagine what it must be like for a young mother to be chronically ill for decades. Shulamit M is just 46, but she has been sick since she was in her 20’s with a severe case of Fibromyalgia. It has manifested itself in constant, excruciating joint pains, extreme weakness and tremors.

Read More
    Progress: 56%
  • 56% Funded
  • $2,798 Pledged
  • $5,000 Goal
  • 55 Donors
Donate Now!

UPDATE: Eliyahu began to feel unwell and was hospitalized again. The news was bad, the cancer has returned….. With a new baby in the home and Eliyahu back in the hospital with many renewed medical concerns, there is a substantial need for financial help for the K family.

Read More
    Progress: 46%
  • 46% Funded
  • $4,629 Pledged
  • $10,000 Goal
  • 105 Donors
Donate Now!

Aharon and Esther W. are not sure what the future holds for their special daughter. Tzipora must always be on a soft surface or wear a helmet because at any moment she can fall down and hit her head when trying to walk, or she may experience an unexpected but powerful seizure.

Read More
    Progress: 52%
  • 52% Funded
  • $9,384 Pledged
  • $18,000 Goal
  • 198 Donors
Donate Now!

“There is no love like a mother’s love”. That was painfully illustrated when we first met Yehuda’s mother, as she tearfully contacted us, looking for help for her son. Yehuda is a devoted, dedicated husband and father. Just 26 years old, Yehuda and his wife Feigie live with their 3 children…

Read More
    Progress: 55%
  • 55% Funded
  • $5,461 Pledged
  • $10,000 Goal
  • 138 Donors
Donate Now!

A family moves from France to Israel, hoping to make a better Jewish life for their children. For 14 years they do the best they can, their mother leading the family, working day and night to take care of everyone. Who will step in if something happens to her?

Read More
    Progress: 62%
  • 62% Funded
  • $4,431 Pledged
  • $7,200 Goal
  • 88 Donors
Donate Now!

Urgent! We are getting so close to our final goal for Claudine. Claudine B, a young widow from Karmiel, and mother of three, is being threatened by creditors to repossess her home. Thank G-d, through your generous donations to Milka’s Fund we raised $15,000 towards her debt.

Read More
    Progress: 95%
  • 95% Funded
  • $11,348 Pledged
  • $12,000 Goal
  • 132 Donors
Donate Now!

Enter Donation Amount

Donate Now!

Share Campaign

Share This Story

Embed Code

<iframe src="" width="275px" height="480px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" /></iframe>