My Husband & Son Are Sick With Cancer: Please help us survive!

Fund ID: 1806
My name is Leah Berkowitz. Seven years ago, my husband Benjy started having severe pain in his throat. It hurt him to swallow, and he lost a lot of weight. At first we thought it was a bad case of strep – then he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He is still undergoing chemotherapy and will need another surgery soon.

This was a huge blow for us. We have 8 children at home, and several of them are autistic. Caring for them takes a lot of strength and time for both of us, and Benjy fighting cancer stretched us to the limits emotionally and financially. Benjy is a superhero – between rounds of chemotherapy he tries to continue at his programming job, and help me with the kids. But much of the time he is very weak and I am on my own.

Now, they say that lightning never strikes twice, but cancer doesn’t seem to follow that rule. Ari (11), our 6th child was just diagnosed with a brain tumor. It is affecting his ability to walk and to eat. He needs urgent, life-saving surgery as soon as possible. I am afraid for his life.

It’s all just too much. 8 children. Autistic children. A sick husband. A child whose life is in danger. And on top of all that – we are struggling financially in a major way. We need help paying for basic expenses, like rent, food and desperately needed medication.

Please help us. Please help us cope and pay for everything we need, to give my children a normal home while their father and brother fight deadly cancer.

Thank you so much,

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GOAL: $30,000

Raised $14,212
Goal $30,000
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Israel Cancer Support Network
111 Carlton Ave. S
Lakewood, New Jersey, 08701
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Tax ID: 47-5142912
ICSN works in partnership with the service provider, Darchei Miriam, and forms the American Friends of Darchei Miriam. ICSN is a warm community of cancer support throughout Israel. A network of dedicated volunteers and professionals stand with families to ease the burden of cancer treatment.

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