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Eight Years…

Every year at about this time, in mid July, I am stopped in my tracks for a few days. It is now eight years since life changed so remarkably for me.  On July 18, 2010, I went for what I thought would be a routine mammogram. No reason to worry; no symptoms, no family...

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Profiles in Courage – May 2016

M. and her husband, a gentle couple in their mid-sixties, recently made aliyah from South America. Despite their limited Hebrew, they found jobs and were doing well. Within the last year, M.'s husband was laid off from his job and M. discovered a lump and was...

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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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November 2013 Profilee, A., Has Passed Away

The Lemonade Fund received a call from A.'s social worker today telling us that she had died. (Story of A., our November 2013 Profilee is copied below.) Rarely have we been as struck by an applicant, and I stood still and cried. A.'s sister is taking care of A's...

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Summer Volunteer Opportunity for Teenagers

This is a position that can be done in the comfort of your own home, alone or with friends, using a screen, even Facebook! The Lemonade Fund has pages of content, on our website and Facebook page, written in simple English, that need to be translated into Hebrew. (On...

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3 Years! A Personal Message

Though the Lemonade Fund, www.lemonadefund.org, would never turn away donations, today I am personally asking for something other than money. Three years ago this week, in July 2010, specifically on the Jewish day of Tisha B'Av,  I received the news that I had breast...

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Nina's Story

Her youngest child committed suicide while in the army. Two other children are mentally handicapped. One of these children was adopted by a family in Jerusalem when Nina became unable to care for him. Her adult daughter helps her, but she is a widow herself, with four...

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