The Lemonade Fund was notified of a family in the Sharon area that needs help. The mother, suffering from late stage breast cancer, is in intensive care. The father said that what he and his children want most right now is for people to pray (and recite psalms) for his wife. He said it would comfort them greatly to know that this is happening. His wife’s name is Bracha Rachel Yetta bat Hindel. (The name Bracha was added this week.) At some later point we may be called on to help the family in other ways, such as with meals or financial assistance, but for now they are asking only for prayers. Thank you.
A good friend of the Lemonade Fund, Etana Sarah bat Hadassah, is herself undergoing a biopsy today to determine the extent of the spread of cancer to her abdomen and liver. She has asked that we pray for her and do good deeds. She is an amazing woman who has never complained, has only asked, during each bout with this illness, that we pray and do good to others, in her name. She may see this as part of her ‘medicine,’ and it has been working. Many have been helped, thanks to her. She has been fighting this disease for a while and we are with her in the hope that our actions can help her continue in her fight.
The Lemonade Fund
Gorgeous Lemony Room Decoration:
Event Planning by Shani Folkman
Health Information Booths:
We offer many styles of yoga classes for all levels and all ages (including kids) in english and in hebrew.
Personal Pilates Training
Cindy Solkin, Holistic Health Coach and Nutritionist, phone: 054-4288998 or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Lehmann, House of Colour Israel,
phone: 054 427 2809 or mail: email@example.com
Physical Therapy and Personal Training:
Debbie Waltuch, Physical Therapist, Personal Trainer
1. Jan Gassner, Occupational Therapist
I am available for consultations and treatment in either English or Hebrew in the following areas:
Ergonomics – advise and set up home or office work computer stations so as to prevent muscular injury and facilitate a healthy and efficient work environment.
Senior safety – address fall prevention for older individuals and assist in modifying the home so they can safely remain in their familiar environment.
Therapy treatment for various arm and hand injuries, repetitive stress injuries as well as measuring for pressure garments and silicone scar treatment (for swelling, lymphodema or scar remodeling).
For more information, call 052-5552460
2. Sharon August-Dalfen MSc. OT (rehab.)
Occupational therapist, specializing in expressive therapy & technology across the lifecycle.
Naturopathy and Accupuncture:
מטפלת IPEC מומחית
מסטר NLP ודמיון מודרך
Reflexologist and Logotherapist:
Devorah is passionate about the relationship between mind and body and empowers people to deal and grow through their challenges. Reflexology is beneficial for all ages. It is about bringing balance and wellbeing to the body. With adults, it helps back and neck problems/pain, digestive issues/diseases, hormonal balancing, thyroid issues, cancer and the effects of chemotherapy, urinary problems, pregnancy related issues, infertility (male and female), menopause, sleeping problems, depression, anxiety and migraines.
I am happy to offer anyone coming to me through the Lemonade Fund FaceBook page a 10% discount off a treatment.
B., 53, from Sderot, is very ill. She has breast cancer that has metastasized throughout her body, and she will probably stop all treatment soon and enter hospice. Her only income comes from Bituach Leumi (National Insurance) and amounts to NIS 4300/month. The family has decided to move up B.’s daughter’s wedding and has requested assistance with buying B. a dress for the wedding. The Lemonade Fund awarded B. a grant to help her family with this request. We wish B. and her family a mazal tov and we wish B. peace in the days to come.
P., 33, is an immigrant from Romania living in a town north of Tel Aviv. She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments to shrink her tumor prior to surgery. After surgery she will need radiation treatments. P. is divorced with two young children, ages 4 and 7. Her older child is severely autistic and needs extra help, and P. can’t rely on her ex-husband or any extended family. P. told her social workers that she is concerned about money because she had to take a leave from her job as a kindergarten teacher due to the side effects of her treatments. Until now she made ends meet with her income and alimony, but without her job, money is very tight. Bituach Leumi will hopefully provide her with some benefits, but approval takes time, and P. needs help now. The Lemonade Fund awarded P. a grant to help her during this critical time, so she can hire extra childcare and focus on getting well.
Another way to help: The Lemonade Fund is currently providing two young single mothers who are in treatment, in the Sharon area (Raanana and Kfar Sava,) with a Shabbat meal once a week, on Fridays. The commitment is to provide one meal to one of the mothers, no more than once every four months. If you are interested in signing up, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
To donate: http://lemonadefund.org/to-donate/
Women’s Health Awareness Event (in English) Monday, May 12, 2014.
Come to Lemonade Fund’s Women’s Health Awareness Evening (in English) to hear about the latest controversies about screening.
RSVP: email@example.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/480634542039654/
About 1% of breast cancer cases occur in men. The Lemonade Fund received our first application from a young man, S., in his early 30′s, from a community in the north. Sadly, S. has had a recurrence of an earlier bout with breast cancer. In 2006, when he was first diagnosed, he was treated and subsequently went on with his life. This time, S.’s cancer is aggressive and has metastasized to his bones. S.’s wife left him and he is debilitated and currently living with his parents. His social workers report that he is severely depressed. His parents are trying to help him but they are older, and the situation is obviously very hard on them as well. S. is too sick to work and his parents live on a fixed income. There are many additional expenses caused by S.’s illness, and the Lemonade Fund awarded him a grant to help S. and his parents financially, during this difficult time. We pray for his recovery.
May 12, 2014 – Lemonade Fund Women’s Health Awareness Evening (in English, for women only.)