A Letter Meant for You, Our Dear Friends and Supporters

pr mental illness flowers 1542_ne_photo_stories1_98b2aShalom!

I just wanted to express in writing my deep admiration of the amazing woman on your Ezer Mizion Advocacy Unit staff named Tovi.

Today was the day of my appeal for eligibility for a stipend for my disabled son. I was so nervous. Everything depended on the outcome of this appeal.

Like an angel from Heaven, Tovi’s  number appeared on my cell phone screen. She called to prepare me and to give me the emotional support that I needed to present my case well.  The instructions she gave me proved to be extremely  effective!!! Continue reading A Letter Meant for You, Our Dear Friends and Supporters

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A Letter Meant for You, Our Friends and Supporters

Hamodia – public blog letters
Dec. 30, 2014

We want to thank Ezer Mizion from the bottom of our heart for their counseling and guidance on the subject of entitlement for a child disability allotment from Bituach Leumi.
We called Ezer Mizion repeatedly, we left numerous messages with lots of questions, and each time, they got back to us with endless patience.

Ezer Mizion’s Advocacy Unit advised us about submitting documents, and again, before we went before the committee – what to present and how to say it, and baruch Hashem, the answer was positive. Continue reading A Letter Meant for You, Our Friends and Supporters

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Interviews at the Hospital

Yated Ne’eman – Yated Hashavua
Sept. 19, 2014
By: Y. Shalev
“YOU ARE OUR ANGELS” – A DAY OF SHARING THE BURDEN – WITH RABBI CHANANYA CHOLLAK AND THE EZER MIZION VOLUNTEERS IN THE TOUGHEST HOSPITAL WARDS
“Ko’ach Ezer” – All-Embracing Help
At the entrance to the Oncology Ward, the world stops. A fight for life rages in every room, in every bed. And as in war, there are many forces involved: doctors and nurses, relatives and friends, social workers, medical clowns, and more. Each one and his job, each one and his part in the battle * But hovering over them all is the “Iron Dome” of Ezer Mizion, there at the ready to intercept every challenge, remove every obstacle that appears on the way, and take care of all the auxiliary matters, so that the people fighting for their lives can focus on the battle, and with Hashem’s help, get past it safely.
A hum of whispers accompanies Rabbi Chananya Chollak’s entrance to the ward. Doctors and staff members alike, parents and children, all look up to him with reverent eyes. pr Chananya ChollakThis is the man who stands behind the two-word phrase, “Ezer Mizion,” a phrase that personifies for them the light within the darkness, the warm, enveloping embrace in rocky, frightening times.
Those who recognize Rabbi Chollak quickly inform the others of the identity of the one who came in, and they too join in eying the man who stands behind all the good angels filling the ward around the clock, all in one, single goal: to help relieve the patients’ burden.
But Rabbi Chollak does not seem to register the looks of reverence. Continue reading Interviews at the Hospital

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When an Advocate is Needed

appeared in: Yated Ne’eman
Reshut Harabim section – letters to the editor
July 22, 2014
Assistance to the Public in Obtaining Information about Entitlements at Bituach Leumi for Disabled Children
One of our children has a medical problem we are dealing with. When we submitted a request to Bituach Leumi for a Disability Allotment, as rightfully provided by law, we were issued a flat refusal. We heard that there are companies who help people like us actualize entitlements and take a hefty percentage in return.
At the last minute, before we turned to one of these companies, we found out that Ezer Mizion runs an Advocacy Unit that serves parents of children under age 18, where they provide assistance at no cost pr phone(tel. 073-395-6703).
We called them and were received graciously. They guided us, step by step, telling us exactly what to do, and thanks to their counsel. I am glad to share with you that we have started receiving an allotment for 100% disability at Bituach Leumi. Not only that – after being advised by Ezer Mizion to submit another request, we actually received this amount retroactively for a year. Continue reading When an Advocate is Needed

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Working Together with Ma’ayanei Hayeshua Medical Center

Hamevaser – Financial section

June 17, 2014

Every Child – a Diamond

High-ranking figures in Israel’s diamond industry participated last week in a modest, moving ceremony at the new Children’s Ward in Ma’ayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak. Continue reading Working Together with Ma’ayanei Hayeshua Medical Center

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Strike A Match

All parents dream of the day they will accompany their child to the chuppah (bridal canopy) and see him found a family of his own. But for many parents, bringing that dream to fruition can be a nightmare! When the young man or woman has a medical condition that casts a shadow on his or her matrimonial future, the path to the chuppah may be strewn, not with rose petals and confetti, but with tears and frustration.

A few years ago Ezer Mizion decided to take up the challenge of advancing matches with medical issues. Continue reading Strike A Match

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Information on Heart Disease Can Save Lives

Hashavua B’Elad by: Yair Peled

A joint initiative of Ezer Mizion and the Rabin Medical Center delivered important, updated medical information to the general public on the subject of heart disease, prevention and recognizing early signs.

Following widely-publicized studies on heart disease and its prevention, many people have heard that early identification of heart disease can literally save lives. Yet few know how to recognize these signs and expedite the vital early diagnosis. Continue reading Information on Heart Disease Can Save Lives

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