Here is the sunshine that was borne out of the darkness of this pandemic. Feel good, feel proud. What can happen when we all care for each other.
Based on an actual story.
It’s early February, 2020 and A., a 48 years old divorced mother of two, has been diagnosed with a fast-growing cancer. Her doctor informs her that she needs to start weekly treatments, immediately. She lives in the north, about an hour from Haifa, but there’s a direct bus she can take. Stories about the novel Covid 19 virus begin to appear on the evening news, but she’s distracted by her own worries.
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-A mother needed to visit her young son, immunocompromised and in isolation in a hospital leukemia ward. We are making it possible for this mother to see her son often even during Corona.
-Lung cancer patient needed transport from Kiryat Gat to Be’er Sheva to start radiation therapy. Done!
-Brought a woman from Shlomi (very far north,) to Rambam in Haifa today for breast cancer treatment. Daughter was overwhelmed with gratitude. Mother would have had no other way to get to the hospital without this.
-A patient from Eilat with pancreatic cancer is being treated in Be’er Sheva. He needed to go to the hospital once in April in order to get special pills that he can take instead of having repeated chemotherapy infusions. No flights. His social worker reached out to the Israel Lemonade Fund asking if it was even possible to arrange a taxi from Eilat to Be’er Sheva. (Thanks to GETT for offering more than fair taxi fees,) we offered to help this man reach the hospital for his April appointment.
-A Bedouin woman needed breast cancer treatment. Impossible feat without public transportation. GETT found a way to get her from her village and we got her to her treatments.
-From a social worker: “The service is critical especially for those coming to Ein Karen from outside central Jerusalem. Wish it would continue forever…”
Stories of cancer patients who got to the hospital thanks to the Israel Lemonade Fund/Inbar and Marius Nacht Foundation/Gett Taxi partnership…..THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Israel Lemonade Fund is still helping needy patients with one time grants for non-medical expenses. Your donations are needed more than ever at this time. Thank you.
Link to apply for free taxi rides for cancer patients: https://lemonadefund.org/%d7%a7%d7%95%d7%a8%d7%95%d7%a0%d7%94-taxi-2/
IMMEDIATE APPEAL FROM THE ISRAEL LEMONADE FUND:
The Coronavirus has created new and potentially expensive challenges for patients travelling to their chemotherapy/radiation treatments. They are immunocompromised, and they are being warned not to take public buses and trains.
“The early data from China, and reports from the ground in Italy and other sites of local transmission is that our cancer patients are going to be at increased risk,” said Dr. Steve Pergam, a clinical and infectious disease researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle, Washington.
Pergam said people currently in treatment, if at all possible, should avoid taking public buses or trains. But he also acknowledged not every patient can afford private car services or taxis. “Talk to your care team about what options exist to support you getting there without taking public transportation,” Pergam said.
Most indigent Israeli breast cancer patients can at most, only afford public transportation; many do not own cars. Our social workers at Breast Centers are reporting high levels of anxiety in their patients regarding this issue.
We are launching an urgent appeal to help patients take taxis, so that they will not miss their treatments during this difficult time. (For the average breast cancer patient: Radiation – 25 sessions. Chemotherapy – 12-24 sessions.)
Average Israeli intra-city taxi fee: NIS 50 ($15)
Common Israeli inter-city taxi fee: NIS 180 ($50)
Please donate taxi rides, (one or more,) or any amount that you can. Monies donated that are earmarked, ‘TRANSPORT’ will go specifically for this request. (Any leftover funds from this appeal will go towards regular transportation grants during, hopefully, better times.)
Tax deductible in US, Israel, Canada, UK and Australia.
“WOW! How wonderful, how emotional! Thank you so very much! These grants literally save these women…” From a Social Worker in response to grant awards for her patients.
!וואו! איזה יופי! מאוד מרגש”
“.תודה רבה רבה, זה פשוט מציל את הנשים האלה.
מעובדת סוציאלית בתגובה לשימוע על מענקי המטופלים שלה-
Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/393500344753288/
Thanks to all who participated in/helped out at the Lemonade Fund Women’s Health Awareness Evening on May 4th. The event was fun and informative. Some amazing people donated their services and shared their expertise. Worth getting to know them!
Non-profit organization run completely by volunteers
raising awareness about hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
A supportive community for BRCA gene carriers.
Discover the blessing of BRCA.
Dr. Batya Ludman
Dr. Batya.L. Ludman, Psy. D., F.T, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I work with individuals couples and families and author of ‘Life’s’.
Reflexology, logotherapy, (meaning centred counselling), & massage
Naturopathic expert with experience in helping to improve health and lifestyle on the physical, emotional and spiritual level
Reflexology and more…
Lectures, workshops and reflexology treatments
Life Coaching Andi Saitowitz
*Individual coaching, group workshops and team facilitation.
*Personality portraits and personal development planning.
Massage, accupuncture, aromatherapy, Shiazo, Thai Massage.
The Calming Coach
Life coaching through stress management, fear, overwhelming, giving tools and skills to teach dreams and goals.
www. the calmingcoach.com
Medicope Mapping Project
MediCope is a mobile digital companion for chronic and serious illness patients.
Medicope Mapping Project
Manufacturer and market for special post-mastectomy clothes and market prostheses, bras and swimsuits.
Organic fruit and vegetable delivery service in Raanana
Saidel Artisan Baking Institute
Boutique health Bakery
*Training – workshops courses and lectures
Super Juice –
Super nutritious and delicious juice delivered directly to you
For all your culinary needs, private cooking lessons, group lessons, parties, Bar and Bat mitzvah groups, workshops and demonstrations at every level.
Sarah Raanan Photography
Sarah Raanan is a boutique family portrait photographer based in Raanana.
sarah Raanan Photography
Sally Halon, Marion Lebor, Maddy Levine
Short video production for non-profits or corporations
Gabi Ladenheim & Avital Ladenheim
(Possible to form your own class with your friends.)
1.Gabi’s Pilates and yoga
Physical Therapist/Personal Trainer
Teenage training 11-18 years
Personal training, group fitness, running, walking, water aerobics
Ergonomic (work &home) consultation, pain management, hand therapy and safety advice for seniors in their home.
Irma van de Vison
Happy Feet Clinic – Kfar Saba Chiropodist
Professional foot treatments with advanced European technology, for men and women.
Order in the House
Professional Home Organiser,
– calming the chaos
Decor and Fruit sponsors:
Flower Donated by:
Flowers were very kindly donated to the lemonade fund on the night of the event.
Fruit Donated by:
Hameshek, Givat Chen
Fruit and lemons were kindly donated by Hameshek to the lemonade fund on the night of the event.