Profiles in Courage – April 2019 and a Thank You

Profiles of breast cancer patients who were awarded grants, in time for Passover:

Y., a young mother of twin girls (5) and an infant, was deserted by her husband when she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. He left Y. with a mountain of debt as well. Her family cannot help as her father is very ill with leukemia. Y. will have surgery after she completes intensive chemotherapy (to shrink her tumor.) She needs assistance with basic cost of living expenses as well as childcare and household help. Lemonade Fund grant awarded.

A. is a 64 year old artist from the south who continued to work despite being challenged by mental illness. She was recently diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer which has spread to her bones. Her husband has had to return from his job abroad to help care for her and the family is struggling, currently living on National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) subsidies alone. Lemonade Fund grant awarded.

S., 55, requested help (through her social worker,) with moving costs to move out of her small basement apartment. She had uterine cancer in 2008 and was just diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. The apartment is dank and tiny and she feels that moving to a brighter apartment will help her immensely. Outlook can be everything when faced with a serious disease. Lemonade Fund grant awarded.

Still time to help before Passover, to donate:

https://lemonadefund.org/to-donate/

Thank you, and sending out wishes for happy holidays!

A thank you note we received: (English follows Hebrew)

שלום לך , מלאך …

איני יודעת את שמך , ואולי גם לא אדע מעולם . אבל כנראה שלפעמים גם אין צורך להכיר כדי לדעת שהנשמה טהורה .

תודה לך .

תודה לך שגרמת לי להבין שיש עוד אנשים טובים באמצע הדרך ,

להבין שיש עוד אנשים שאכפת להם ,

גם אם לא מכירים ,

אולי כי הם עברו את אותה הדרך ,

אולי כי הם רואים רק את הטוב .

תודה שעזרת בסתר , בשקט ובלי לשאול שאלות .

זה כל כך לא מובן מאליו וזה כל כך ראוי להערכה .

תודה שהעלית לי חיוך רחב בכל המערבולת הזאת של חיי .

תודה לך מלאך .

Hello, my angel

I do not know your name, maybe I will never know.

But sometimes it seems there is no know, just need to know that there are pure souls.

Thank you.

And thank you for making me understand that there are other good people out there…

That there are other people who care…

Even if you don’t know them.

Maybe because they’ve been through the same thing,

Maybe because they only see the  good,

Thank you for helping anonymously, quietly and without asking questions…

It’s something that is not taken for granted and so deserving of appreciation

Thanking you for bringing a wide smile to my face in this vortex that is my life.

Thank you my angel,

Yours,

 V

 

 

 

 

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