breast cancer emergency relief fund

Profiles in Courage – July 2018

When both spouses have cancer... Y., a 50 year old secretary from Haifa, is married with two adult children. Her husband, a machine operator, is currently being treated for lymphoma. In the midst of taking care of him, Y. was diagnosed with breast cancer and now, she,...

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Five Years

(Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, 1630, Rembrandt van Rijn) FIVE YEARS… Five years ago, on July 20, 2010, which coincided with the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The day of...

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December 2013 – Profiles in Courage

Y., is a married, 39-year-old mother of four from the center of the country. She was just diagnosed with recurrent breast cancer, this time in the form of metastases to her lungs. To make her story that much more difficult, her oldest son was just diagnosed with...

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Jennie Kaufmann's Inspirational Bat Mitzvah

A huge thank you to a young woman who did an exceptional thing recently for the staff and patients at the Meir Hospital Breast Center in Kfar Sava, Israel. Jennie Kaufmann, 12, from Raanana, Israel, took on a Chesed project in honor of her Bat Mitzvah which was...

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Ella's Thank You Letter

I, Ella, received from you, from the Israel Breast Cancer Emergency Relief Fund, a check, by way of the ESRA Welfare Fund. I wanted to tell you, thank you very much! This will help me a great deal with my finances, with medications that are not covered by insurance,...

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