A Letter Meant for Your, Our Dear Friends and Supporters

pr mental illness flower MB900445658“Hello, Ezer Mizion, this is the medical transport division…”

“Thank you, this is T. Would it be possible please to have a transport for tomorrow morning, going at 10:00 a.m. and returning at 1:00 p.m.?” – “Certainly, with pleasure. Please call and confirm again tonight.”

That is the pleasantness and good feeling that we witness again and again at Ezer Mizion, an organization that has long ago become a model of exceptional public service, especially for the ill and disabled. The service is wonderful, reliable, and punctual, and they maintain full confidentiality.

In the evening, when we call to confirm, we again feel the radiating pleasantness and empathy. The actual transport staff also gives such a good feeling. They are friendly and upbeat and do their work with their entire heart.

Thank you to all those involved, and especially to Mrs. Dassy, who orchestrates the entire network.

Wishing you continued strength to do your work with joy!

T.

 

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I Already Volunteer, How about You?

Hashikmah Lemehadrin

July 16, 2014

 

Chessed by the Way, on the Way

I wanted to tell you about an amazing project I am a part of: Across the country, there are more than 50 Ezer Mizion “What’s Up” groups, in which car owners are asked to offer their volunteer assistance in transport services, giving people a lift to hospitals around the country (when they are anyway on the way out of the city or back to the city, offering them an unusual, “no-sweat” chessed opportunity). There are already some 1500 volunteer members in these groups, who are privileged to help dozens of people every day, at the average count of 500 cases a week!!!

In these groups, exchanges are carried out for this purpose alone, without any idle chatter, all in order to maintain the momentum and attract more chessed-seeking drivers who want to offer their help without unwanted interruptions.

To join a group in the Ayalon region, send a message to Yehuda Mizrachi 054-817-7253.

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Books Are Great but…

“Books are great,” says Matityahu Kreitman, “but I wanted to get a feel for the real thing. I’m a pre-med student and, of course, I have tons of material to learn but I was anxious to develop a real understanding of the patient and, for that, I needed real patients.” 

pr amb row 1690_ne_related_content_a_pic_4dfbeMy chance came in the summer, a perfect time to fulfill my ‘volunteer hours’. I chose Ezer Mizion’s Ambulance Division. They provide transportation for the elderly and the disabled. It’s hard for me, a young guy, to imagine. When I want to go somewhere, I just go. It’s hard to get my head around the concept of someone not being capable of getting where he has to be. Continue reading Books Are Great but…

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And on the way, I…

 ambulance IMG_2569“I’m sorry I’m a little late,” the Ezer Mizion driver apologized to his wheelchair –bound patient whom he was scheduled to drive to the clinic. The patient, like so many others, who have no way of traveling to the clinic on their own, had been a bit concerned when his ride was late. A taxi, as expensive as it is, would not do, since he needed a vehicle that could accommodate his sitting in his wheelchair and what taxi driver would be amenable to carrying him down two flights of stairs! Continue reading And on the way, I…

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The Other Side

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From the thoughts of Avi Sorias, an ambulance driver for Ezer Mizion

“Here,” says the young man from behind me. “At the right.”
From my place at the steering wheel, I glance at his image in the mirror. He sits there, limp and helpless, his head dropped back against the seat. His voice is soft, almost a whisper.
The vehicle, a modern Ezer Mizion ambulance, pulls up by a tall building. “Are you okay?” I ask the closed eyes behind me.
The young man, shaken, sharply pulls himself up in his seat, plastering a care-free smile on his gaunt face. “No,” he replies seriously, “but only you and I have to know that.”
He thanks me profusely for the ride, takes a deep breath, and steps out to the broad sidewalk.
The street is humming with people at this midday hour: Children are coming home from school, cheery preschoolers prance along with their colorful backpacks, busy parents rush along their way. A cat darts out from between the cars, startling a high-school girl leisurely walking home.
The young man continues along the path to the building. He stops a moment and glances at a large public bulletin board displaying freshly-pasted death notices announcing the demise of a special member of the community.
He scans it silently. I watch him and feel a stab of sadness, painfully aware of the thoughts running through his mind.
“He is so young,” I think to myself. “He has four little children at home. And so very little stands between him and a notice just like this one!” Continue reading The Other Side

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A Snow Day?

Snow is a way of life for many people. Only a few inches? Ho hum.  But in Israel it is a momentous event with schools closing and roads closed for even a relativelypr ambulance snow 1- 2013 small amount of snow.

 

For children, it is the ultimate delight. Even parents join them in their frolicking.  But the disabled who has an important doctor’s appointment, the dialysis patient who is due at the clinic that day, the frail, elderly holocaust survivor who needs to see his physician today—they are helpless without the assistance of Ezer Mizion’s Ambulance Division. Continue reading A Snow Day?

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Countless Kindnesses

o Yaakov and Ariel,Who carry the responsibility of the passengers and drivers on their shoulders,

Who open the door to every request, and help out each one in the best possible way.

To the devoted driver,

Who loyally holds the steering wheel,

His tires churning out countless kindnesses in all kinds of places. Continue reading Countless Kindnesses

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Wheels

Dear Ezer Mizion Ambulance Team,

“…The wheels of time speed down the highway of life, dashing forward as in a hurtling race down the broad lanes,

Passing the various interchanges, crossing busy intersections.

Only on occasion, when something gets caught in the wheels… Continue reading Wheels

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From the Bottom of My Heart

zer Mizion – Make a Wish project
Tour guides – Motty and Tzvika

My name is Luna and I am a resident at the nursing care section of Nevei Ef’al Senior Citizens’ home.

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the unmatched experience you gave us – a group of disabled and frail elderly, myself among them – when you took us for a grand tour of the Ben Gurion International Airport. Continue reading From the Bottom of My Heart

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