Part of the Family

Menachem Weiss, a “special” teen with CP, reports every week to Merkaz Ha’inyanim on an angle of life that he alone can talk about
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Shalom dear readers!
I recently had a very, very special experience. My nephew, Yissachar, became Bar Mitzvah this week. Well, every family affair is always a major hurdle for me. Not always is it possible for me to attend. Continue reading Part of the Family

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CP Won’t Stop Me! part two

Menachem Weiss, a “special” teen with CP, reports every week to Merkaz Ha’inyanim on an angle of life that he alone can talk about
Ezer Mizion Retreat 5774 – Continued
Shalom dear readers!
I already told you about the first days of the retreat. There was so much going on that I couldn’t finish it last time I wrote .pr sp CP Matan reteat 2014 10455222_342417389244537_6490612914829628756_n
On Monday morning, there was a learning session with Yair Avitzur, the head of our group, and he prepared us for the public test that would take place on the last day of the retreat. I usually do ok but all that prep certainly doesn’t hurt. Continue reading CP Won’t Stop Me! part two

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CP Won’ t Stop Me!

Menachem Weiss, a “special” teen with CP, reports every week to Merkaz Ha’inyanim on an angle of life that he alone can talk about
Ezer Mizion’s Matan – Petach Tikvah Summer Camp
Shalom dear readers!
Finally, the day arrived to set off to the Matan Club summer camp. At 8:30 in the morning, we came to the pick-up station in Petach Tikvah. The buses were already lined up, and some of the campers were already on board.pr sp CP matan 2014 10475718_342417339244542_5280726892753979028_n
Like last year, this time again the bus was equipped with a ramp and I was able to ride right on with my wheelchair. This is the most comfortable way to ride and Ezer Mizion always tries to think of everything. They put me in a good spot and fastened the chair so it wouldn’t move around during the trip. My attendant sat right near me. That made me feel comfortable. We set off and drove directly to the Kinneret. On the way there, my personal counselor was on the second bus, so I only got to meet him later, on the boat. His name is Chaim and he is really nice. They all are. It’s the Ezer Mizion trademark. Continue reading CP Won’ t Stop Me!

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I’m Nervous…

Menachem Weiss, a “special” teen, reports every week to Merkaz Ha’inyanim on an angle of life that he alone can talk about
Winding Up the Summer
Shalom dear readers!
It’s that time of year and I’m nervous again.
Ezer Mizion’s retreats for CP guys like me are fantastic. They’re a lot of fun. Being with friends who share the same experiences is…well, I have no words to describe it. But still I get nervous. pr spec CP Matan 2014 10487420_342417442577865_7608780507596901650_n
One retreat is always not so far from home, and if there is a problem, someone from my family can come right away.
I’ve been going to these retreats for many years now, since I was a little boy. And each year I arrive feeling tense. Continue reading I’m Nervous…

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Purim in Spite of CP

The Heichal Chanah Congregation hosted an especially lively Purim party for members of thpr spec CP matan Purim[party 2014 2e Matan Club for special needs teens and young adults, a project of the Ezer Mizion branch in Petach Tivkah. The party took place in the beit knesset courtyard with the active participation of the community’s families and children, who all danced together and made sure the event would be absolutely perfect.pr spec CP Matan Purim party 2014 1 Continue reading Purim in Spite of CP

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Baby Weasel’s Wheelchair

Baby Weasel was born at Ezer Mizion, the home of big boo boos. When his disability was discovered, he was fitted with a ‘weasel wheelchair’ designed at no cost by a volunteer industrial designer.

Ezer Mizion’s Oranit Wildlife Pavilion provides Animal Therapy for children battling  the monster named Cancer. Caring for and playing with its newest member, who also has a big boo boo, provides endless opportunities for creative therapy.

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Wheelchair Moms

Twenty five women in Petach Tikva dealing with raising children, marriage responsibilities, workplace issues…from their wheelchair. As a result of degenerative diseases, these women are imprisoned in a wheelchair. Their struggles are unimaginable to the typical mobile woman but these women understand each other very well.pr wheelchair gen 2 Thus was born Ezer Mizion’s Club for Young Wheelchair-Bound Women which has been functioning for over half a year. The club gives them an opportunity to meet other women in a similar situation, to share experiences, and to seek advice. Continue reading Wheelchair Moms

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