Every cancer diagnosis is devastating. Terrifying. Leading to tears and fears for your life.
But what happens after the diagnosis?
Let’s take a close look at the case of the Platner family: Yehudis Platner received a devastating diagnosis of cancer when she was only 2 years old. Immediately, she began an intensive course of treatment devised by her doctors to save her life. Mommy Platner was in the hospital with Yehudis around the clock, never leaving her bedside, to ensure that Yehudis received the best care possible.
In the meantime, the once organized Platner household slowly fell apart. Tatty Platner struggled to continue working, to take care of their large family and the house – all on his own. Their tight budget didn’t allow for hired help.
The stress of caring for their sick daughter in the hospital and their other children at home simultaneously was taking its toll on the entire family. The Platner’s home was barely functional.
This is when Darchei Miriam stepped in. Darchei Miriam provided the Platners with free cleaning services, restoring order and sanity to a home that desperately needed it. Mommy Platner was able to stay by Yehudis’s side for over a year until finally she was healthy enough to come home.
The Platners expressed their heartfelt thanks to Darchei Miriam in this letter:
Dear Darchei Miriam,
We do not have enough words to thank you for all your help. Our daughter Yehudis began receiving treatment when she was 2 and a half years old, for a period of a year and 3 months. Because we spent a lot of time in the hospital our home was barely functioning, the cleaning service helped us so much! We enjoyed seeing our house so clean and it created a calm feeling throughout our home.
Hashem should repay you and fulfill all your wishes for the good.
The Platners are just one of over 150 families that benefit from Darchei Miriam’s free cleaning services while their loved ones are battling cancer. Darchei Miriam provides a cleaner for six hours a week, at a cost of 1200 ILS (around $330) per month. This translates into an annual budget of over 2,160,000 ILS!
Click here to help Darchei Miriam continue to provide free cleaning services to families of cancer patients across Israel. A clean home helps families who are dealing with cancer remain functional and stable while their loved one is battling for their life in the hospital.
This Isn’t Just Charity,