Make A Wish

Dear Ms. Topper,

Thank you so much for carrying out the “Make a Wish” program with Mr. Y. E., a resident of our institution for the last six years.  Words cannot express what an uplifting and emotional experience it was for Mr. E. – starting from the trip itself, and on through all the life landmarks he visited – the Kotel, the neighborhood in which he lived-Beit Yisrael, the Karlin Chassidic Center, the Etz Chaim Yeshiva, and finally the cemetery, where he was able to visit the graves of his parents. Continue reading Make A Wish

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‘Who Never Forgets You’

Thank you note from an employee at the
Mental Health Rehabilitation Catering Service
to her “colleagues” at Ezer Mizion

To the wonderful staff

I work with you, and greatly enjoy
your wonderful attitude,
The  help and support
that each of you give.

And above all –
“Ezer Mizion” –
which I truly feel is
an “Ezer” – a help.

You all help people, and I see it every day in your department.

Best wishes for much success and a pleasant vacation.

Miri K.

(who never forgets you)

 

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This Time It’s Me

Orna, like all of us, would tend to think that bad things happen to other people. Then she discovered that ‘others’  are people just like her. This is her thank you letter following her experience at Ezer Mizion’s Summer Camp for Cancer Patients and their Families:

Dear Ezer Mizion:

On a fine, hot summer afternoon, during a routine blood test that I did in the middle of an ordinary wor

k day, the sky fell on me. This time – it was me.

I was all alone. Continue reading This Time It’s Me

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In and Out of Hospitals

I want to thank you for the wonderful chag we enjoyed thanks to you, for the absolutely perfect Seder night meal, for the yomtov and chol ha’mo’ed meals, for the warm heart that was evident in every box we opened…

For five months, we have been in and out of hospitals with a child who became ill with the dreaded disease, cancer. For five months, our home has maintained a minimal semblance of sanity, only thanks to Ezer Mizion’s remarkable volunteers. Five months during which your staff has served as a listening ear, a guiding hand, and a boundless heart that gives and gives and gives some more…

“Making Pesach” is not a simple task in any home, and it gets much more complex in a home that has not been functioning normally for five months running and is still doing shifts at the oncology ward 24 hours a day.

We didn’t know where to start. We never dreamed that there would be a Seder here this year. When we received your confirmation that food was “on you,” a huge stone rolled off our hearts. We knew that whatever is in your hands will be done the best way possible.

And that is exactly what happened! The abundance, the taste, the variety, the freshness (in the middle of the week, we received another fresh delivery of food). Above all, we felt the dedication invested into every single item so lovingly and esthetically packaged.

So many volunteers are partners in this mitzvah that we thought the best way to reach them all is through thanking you publicly in this newspaper public opinion section. We want to personally thank all the volunteers who cooked in their homes, all the volunteers at the central kitchen, and all the drivers who brought the cartons laden with all the delicacies to our doorstep.

May you be blessed with an abundance of health and nachat, and may Hashem fulfill all your heart’s desires for the good, Amen!

 

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Even the Day before Passover

(From the Yated magazine)

Esther P. from Bnei Brak wishes to give honorary mention to a uniquely devoted group of volunteers, who do not neglect those in need even on Erev Pesach. She “happened” to hear about the buzzing activity when she noticed a box at the doorway of a Bnei Brak family, filled with neatly stacked trays of cooked food for yom tov. The sticker identified it as being connected to Ezer Mizion. The woman of the household admitted that she serves as a way station for collecting freshly cooked food packages from families in her area, which are then picked up by a special driver and delivered to those in need and for the families of hospital patients.

The demand for kosher le’Pesach food comes to a head as Pesach approaches. At the height of the high-pressure Pesach preparations, women find the time and energy to stand in their kitchen and prepare kosher le’Pesach meals for needy families, carefully labeling the type of food, the kashrus supervision, and whether the food is sheruya (gebrokht) or contains kitniyot (legumes)…

This amazing chesed operation continues for the length of the yom tov. In the midst of hosting guests and heavy work in the kitchen, the volunteers continue to think about others. On Chol Hamoed, another collection is made, meant for Shabbos Chol Hamoed and Shvi’i shel Pesach. May the women participating in this unbelievable project be blessed, along with Ezer Mizion as a whole…!

 

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Thank You…Thank You…and Thank You Again

We wanted to thank you for… everything!

Two years ago, my baby was born a month and a half early. I gave birth in a hospital up north. The baby was in the hospital for some time. The first day, he just needed oxygen, but then his condition declined and he was on a respirator for several days.

The staff at the hospital did not understand why the baby’s condition was not improving and they sent him for all kinds of tests. Thanks to the Ezer Mizion contact person, they agreed to hear a second opinion from someone outside the hospital. (Thank G-d, it wasn’t necessary in the end, because the situation started improving.)

While the baby was hospitalized, I desperately needed a nursing pump, and you graciously lent me one. With time, we saw that the baby was developing slowly, and we borrowed equipment from you to help advance his motor skills. This too was given to us very happily.

From time to time, we have to bring the baby to a hospital in Central Israel for a check-up, and there we are treated to a hot, nourishing lunch – thanks to you!

Thank you for everything, and again, thank you! Words cannot express our appreciation!

 

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It’s Really Working!

Dear Mr. David,
Shalom!

I felt I just had to express to you how deeply impressed I am by Moshe and Didi’s phenomenal, highly professional work.

My son, Shloimie G. has undergone hydrotherapy treatments in many therapy pools for twelve years now, but in all this time, he has never attained such achievements in motor capabilities, independence, and stamina as he has done here. Continue reading It’s Really Working!

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The Prick that Produced a Hero

The day Einav Lulian made her way through the frantic atmosphere of the recruitment base, waiting for her new green IDF uniform, she never thought that with a little pinch of a needle at the Ezer Mizion bone marrow sample testing boopr bmr Einav 2012 1478_ne_photo_bf826th, she could save a human life.

“They took a blood sample anyway,” recalls Einav, “so I figured – what’s another prick? Continue reading The Prick that Produced a Hero

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A Typical Day at Ezer Mizion

A patient lies helpless in a hospital bed. His family surrounds him. The room is filled with tension. He has one chance to live. A bone marrow transplant can savepr bmr daily routine 1480_ne_photo_stories2_feea5 his life but a genetically matching donor is needed.

Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry searches. They search further…further…  Success!

Initial testing done at time of registration indicates a very good match. The contact number is dialed. It rings but the potential donor is not at home. Continue reading A Typical Day at Ezer Mizion

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