The Lucky Winner

Nofer Mazal (24) a secretary at the Barzilai Hospital’s Mammography Institute in Ashkelon, was gifted with the privilege to save a life.

This week, Nofer got the wonderful news that the bone marrow sample she gave a year ago in a stem cell donor recruitment drive that took place at the hospital led to her saving the life of a leukemia patient in need of a transplant. pr bmr Nofer Mazal 2012 1482_ne_photo_stories2_ba13a

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Blood Brothers

It’s not about numbers. It’s all about people… people who are at the brink of despair, people who can’t plan for the future because there may not be a future. Jewish cancer patients, who are told that their only chance to survive is a bone marrow transplant, wait for the genetic match that would mean life. Many are saved but many can wait no longer.
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On September 10th a dinner entitled Remember for Life was held at the luxurious Venetion in Garfield NJ to create awareness of the work done by Ezer Mizion’s International Jewish Bone Marrow Registry. Continue reading Blood Brothers

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A Father Speaks

Tal Shitrit was eight years old. Third grade is a time for small boys to learn multiplication tables in the classroom and how to pitch a ball in the schoolyard. But Tal had learned neither of these. pr bmr Tal 1204_ne_photo_stories1_10f1fInstead he learned about IV’s and scary hospital equipment, about hair falling out and about roommates who ‘disappeared’ never to return. Tal had cancer. Continue reading A Father Speaks

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Don’t Lose Sight: All About AMD

Ezer Mizion’s Malka Hager Fitness Center is continuing to attract and educate seniors with its relevant and informative lectures.

The latest one took place at Ezer Mizion’s Jacob Fried Building about common eye diseases among the elderly, and particularly Age Related Macular Degeneratipr awareness AMD 8 12  1467_ne_photo_stories1_76242on (AMD) – a degenerative age-related disease. Continue reading Don’t Lose Sight: All About AMD

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Not Yet

He is only twelve but he knew his way around the large building with its many offices.pr building188_ne_photo_fada6 He came every day and was known by the staff. He approached the entrance today. Tense. Anxious. His fists clenched in anticipation of what he would hear. His shoulders sagging in discouragement. Continue reading Not Yet

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Every Minute

I am the daughter of a sick mother who is in pain most of the time.  Although she tries to hide it and takes painkillers, we, her children, witness her suffering and her refusal to accept the reality of this terrible illness.

However, with my own eyes I saw how, as soon as we arrived at the vacation site, all her sadness disappeared.  Despite her continued pain, she took part in all the programs and activities. Continue reading Every Minute

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When the World Comes Crashing Down

I want to write a bit about Ezer Mizion, but first, I want say that no words sufficient to describe what my family and I feel about this special organization.

My name is E. and I am a

32 year-old mother of three.  A year ago I became ill with breast cancer, and my entire world came crashing down.  In the hospital I was told that there is an organization that organizes a summer camp for several days and I was asked if I want to come, together with my family. Continue reading When the World Comes Crashing Down

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Just Incredible!

I want to thank from the depths of my heart for the special summer camp that my daughter Chana’leh was privileged to attend.

This is the first time that my daughter spent time away from home overnight.  I don’t even send her to my parents or my in-laws alone for Shabbat because I can’t bear to be separated from her.

And away from home at a ten-day overnight camp?!  I will not say that it was easy.  I visited three times and if not for my husband, I would have visited every day. . . What I saw moved me and excited me. . . Your organization is incredible.  The tremendous love that the children received, the many activities, the extraordinary volunteers, everything . . . .

My daughter returned happy and full of adventures. I am speechless. . . .

May you be blessed by the Almighty every single day,

With great admiration

 

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