Can You Imagine the Joy?!

Six year old Itai has had cancer since he was a year old. Itai and his family are receiving therapy at Ezer Mizion Oranit Cancer Support Center. Just a few days ago Itai spoke his first word ever. “IMMA!” (Mommy) www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4419587,00.htmlpr cancer support 8 13 Itai EM therapy. 1st word 'Imma' at age 6. cancer since age 1

 

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Closing the Circle

The world turns…a trite cliché but filled with meaning for Hadas Laufer and her family. pr closing the circle Hadas Laufer1646_ne_photo_stories1_83f41Thirteen years ago, Hadas’ parents underwent a nightmare. The subject of the nightmare, three-year-old Hadas herself, was unaware the time that her young life was in danger.  Only a bone marrow transplant could save her. The search was on for a matching DNA and Ezer Mizion, the largest Jewish registry in the world, was contacted. The family held their collective breath as Ezer Mizion’s vast database was searched. And then the phone rang. Trembling, they lifted the receiver. Continue reading Closing the Circle

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Policeman Day!

Hip, hip hooray. It’s Policeman’s Day today! Campers at Ezer Mizion’s Summer Camps for Cancer Patients and their Families woke up one morning with big grins on their faces. What fun! A full day of playing policeman! Fathers were thrilled to watch their sons get a ride on a police motorcypr cancer support summer camp 2013 Policeman Daycle from the National Commander Unit. The only fly in the ointment is that they weren’t offered one themselves. Continue reading Policeman Day!

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Love Golf? Love Israel?

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Do you love golf? Do you love Israel? Caesarea Golf Club features a world championship Pete Dye course in the country you love.

Combine your passions. Join players from all over the world at Ezer Mizion’s fourth annual Golf Classic in Caesarea on November 25, 2013. Continue reading Love Golf? Love Israel?

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Dreamotherapy Partners with Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy heals the body. Dreamotherapy heals the soul. The medical profession has long discovered that the spirit of the patient has a dramatic effect on the body’s ability to fight disease. Always in the forefront of new possibilities, Ezer Mizion’s Donald Berman Rehabilitation Center maintains a ‘Make-A-Wish program for its cancer patients.  It may be a small boy experiencing  the joys of ‘being a                                                                                                   pr cancer support Amit plane ride 2013 998429_218207911665486_216592756_npoliceman for  a day’ or an elderly musician once again being on stage doing what he loves best. Recently a young boy was asked what he would like for his fourteenth birthday. With a shy, hesitant grin, he answered unequivocally, “ A plane ride!”  Continue reading Dreamotherapy Partners with Chemotherapy

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When the World Turns Over by by Noah Froelich with Yaron Kellner, Yediot Acharonot

For six years, Sheba Hospital was just my place of work. Between nine and five, I was a social worker. I came every morning, offered support to the families of children with cancer, and held their hands at the most difficult moments. But at the end of the day, I returned home to her husband and two daughters, to normalcy, to a world where everyone lives happily ever after.pr mental illness flower MB900436865 Continue reading When the World Turns Over by by Noah Froelich with Yaron Kellner, Yediot Acharonot

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One of the Lucky Ones

pr bmr ShaharShahar patted her hair. She wanted to look especially nice. The hair was new. It has just grown to normal length. Last year, she didn’t have any at all. Last year she had been fighting for her life. She brushed a lock from her forehead, trying to brush away the memories of the nightmare last year at the same time. It was all over now. She had a bone marrow transplant. She was one of the lucky ones. Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry had a perfect genetic match for her. And now she was about to meet him-the one who saved her life. Continue reading One of the Lucky Ones

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Because of You!

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As of May 1, 2013:

668,552 potential stem cell donors listed in Ezer Mizion’s Registry.
236,955 recruits tested, joining the Registry as part of their IDF induction.
5,533 complete donor-patient matches since our inception. 
1,264 lifesaving ste
m cell transplants for patients around the world – 
97 of them since the beginning of 2013.

In April 2013:  
126  
complete donor-patient matches and – a record breaking
28
lifesaving transplants, with 14 from the following Personalized Donor PoolsContinue reading Because of You!

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Of Little Engines and IDF Recruits

Some people fall and go on to conquer the world. Some people fall and just lie there. “What’s the use…I’ll never be successful at anything…”Sometimes Sharon felt he was one of the latter. He was challenged by a wide range of tough issues. He tried. He really did. His dream was to be a Border Patrol fighter. But his challenges, one by one, rose up and blocked his way. It was like playing Candyland, being close to the finish line and drawing the card that says ‘Go back 15 steps’.    Continue reading Of Little Engines and IDF Recruits

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