Air-conditioning makes the summer bearable, and while some may consider it a luxury, most of us take it for granted.
Yet for little Rivka it is a matter of life and death! Rivka was born with Down’s Syndrome, and since her birth she has had too many close calls.
On a bright, sunny Thursday in January, 4 year old Malka, sat and played happily with her brand new sister, singing to her and laughing. By Friday, she could not speak, walk or understand anything that was happening around her. Results revealed an autoimmune disease.Read More
A Tragic Update: Baruch Dayan Emes. R’ Avner Z. passed away this morning… What must go through children’s minds as they watch their vibrant mother slowly deteriorate from a chronic disease? What happens when their father starts fading away….Read More
After tragedy struck, the K. family of Ofakim hoped they would never have to endure another one. But a month ago, the diagnosis came in: Fourteen month old Batsheva’s brain had stopped functioning. What appeared to be a standard virus was apparently not standard at all.Read More
For several years, 25-year-old Rivka M.’s most worrying concern was about children. She and her husband Natan lived alone in their Beitar home, praying and hoping that they would soon receive the blessing of children in their lives. They finally did…Read More
When 19-year-old David A. made it into the elite Paratroopers Brigade of the IDF a few months ago, he could never have imagined that a short time later he’d be incapacitated in a hospital bed. David, is one of eleven children in a close knit happy family.Read More
“Hashem entrusted us with 2 precious jewels. We were chosen to be the guardians of these treasures, to raise them and take care of them as best as possible.” Rabbi G. and his wife Batya are givers. They’ve both been working to support their beautiful family…Read More
Ilanit C. remembers what it was like to be able to eat anything she wanted. After losing her teeth as a result of serious illness, chewing has become a luxury she no longer takes for granted. Ilanit was diagnosed with cancer. By the time it was discovered it was at an advanced stage.Read More
For years Yisrael S, helped take care of his children, assisting them with simple, everyday tasks such as eating and getting dressed. Now he is the one who needs this kind of help. After the birth of their fifth child he was diagnosed with an uncommon type of cancer.Read More
“Please, please-promise me someone will take care of my children…”
Ariella’s heartbreaking plea echoes throughout her hospital room. Ariella Y. is only 39 years old. She is a divorced, single mom who has been bravely and lovingly raising her two children all on her own.
Yael has battled cancer for the last four years. During these trying times her infant son Yehuda developed a serious infection and his life hung by a thread. Yael and her husband were dealing with her own illness and could not properly care for Yehuda.Read More
Anat needs immediate eye surgery, otherwise she will go blind. She has two children with special needs and no one else to care for them if she loses her sight. Anat’s circumstances are so painfully difficult she sometimes wishes she could close her eyes and it would all disappear.Read More
Mr. G’s debilitating disease has stolen his hearing and his vision, but it hasn’t kept him from living a full and meaningful life. Mrs. G. carries the burden of supporting the family, and raising a large brood, including 8 month old triplets. But now they need our help…Read More
Shlomo and Chana S had a beautiful and full life together with their family. One week after their oldest child’s engagement the dreaded phone call came. Breast cancer… 22 weeks pregnant… 39 years old. With just three weeks until the wedding…Read More
“I’ve always been an optimist, even now the cancer hasn’t taken that from me…”For the past for years Galit has been battling cancer as she raises her two sons alone. Now she is turning to us to help pay for her son’s dental work so that he can start yeshiva next year with a smile.Read More
Ettie spends her days cleaning hotels, and evenings cleaning private homes in Eilat… Ettie’s husband suffers from physical and mental illness, and attempted to take his own life. Now her 11 year old daughter is talking about suicide. “Mom, I don’t want to live this life anymore…”Read More
David came in and told Milka that his wife had witnessed a terror attack on a bus, and was suffering from severe effects of the trauma… Alex, a 16 old boy, wasn’t feeling well and went to the doctor on his own knowing that his mom was too busy and his dad was too depressed to help…Read More
Claudine B. of Karmiel was recently widowed and is literally about to be thrown out of her home. This mother of three has dealt with challenge after challenge, persevering through each one with incredible dedication, spirit, kindness and positivity.Read More