Hi, I’m Chana.
I’m lucky to be alive, but I don’t have strength to feel alive.
I had strange symptoms when I was pregnant, and I was so weak that when I went for emergency testing I could ony lie at the back of a car. Finally we got our got diagnosis, – a rare sydrom, the only one in Israel of its kind. We heard the baby might not live, and we felt like our world was falling apart.
At week 26 I had emergency C- section, and the baby was born with many medical problems in his legs, lungs and heart, but these are treatable. I on the other hand am left with symptoms that are untreatable, and will continue to suffer from my disease the rest of my life. I have not strength to do anything, not to care for my children, cook, do laundry, or even get out of bed.
My family is falling apart. My husband is a choshuve avraich, I was the main breadwinner.
The Vaad Harabanim have set up a fund for us now, to help us pay for the hundreds of thousands of shekel of debt from the past year, and to give us an emergency fund for now to pay for food, rent, and round the clock-help for my family in place of me.
And if Klal Yisroel are generous enough, we may have enough to close off our balcony so that all my 6 children won’t have to be crammed into the one room we have now.
I’m begging you to please donate. I can’t give my children a healthy mother, but with your help, they can be raised in a happy functional home. Your donation means my children won’t become victims of my illness.
With endless thanks,
This Isn’t Just Charity,