A Letter Meant for You, Our Dear Friends and Supporters

Hamodia, Israel
June 16, 2015
Saying “Thank You”
pr mental illness flower MB900445658Ezer Mizion’s Assistance
We wanted to express our deep appreciation and publicly acknowledge the great and unique help tendered to us by Ezer Mizion, who is at the ready any time we have to take our wheelchair-bound mother to medical treatments, family occasions, and so on.
We cannot even imagine how we would manage without them. May Hashem pay them their just reward!
Family C.
Jerusalem

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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
Shalom dear readers!
Shared By: nakrea 11-13-2011I’ve already told you in the past that Lelover Chassidim go to Meron every year on the Shabbat of parashat B’haalotcha. Many years, we went to these Shabbat events with the whole family.
My brothers and one of my sisters decided to go this year and organized an apartment for themselves. The truth is that I really envied them, because I love these Shabbatot. But what can I do? My siblings can just hop in a car and go. For me, going anywhere is a major undertaking. I wasn’t complaining, just feeling bad…until the surprise. Continue reading CP Won’t Stop Me!

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To Fight, or to Surrender by: Esther Klein, retired educational supervisor, currently a victim of ALS

pr general helping hand saving from drowningMy son Ahrele moved to Beitar, and I am planning on attending the housewarming party. I am planning… but my family has other plans. I announce my intentions and immediately receive the typical reactions: Mommy, why do you have to travel out there? It’s a big effort for you. Just call him up.

I consider their words. Why fight all day? You don’t feel well – enough, give up. Surrender to harsh reality. The overwhelming majority of A.L.S. patients in my condition are hospitalized in wards for terminal patients, waiting silently for…. And I, I keep fighting all day. I fight because I want to continue…to continue giving. But the ALS is a potent enemy and me? I’m just a weak soldier. Continue reading To Fight, or to Surrender by: Esther Klein, retired educational supervisor, currently a victim of ALS

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A Posting Meant for You, Our Dear Friends and Supporters

pr amb row 1690_ne_related_content_a_pic_4dfbeRachel Gemara: Had an amazing experience last summer when an ezer mitzion ambulance took me and my patient from Shaarei tzedeck Jerusalem to bnei brak for her brothers wedding. It was completely last minute and the driver and organizers were incredible. My patient passed away 3 weeks later and this was the last simcha she was able to attend. We could not have done it without ezer mitzion! They truly are angels – I’ll never forget the chessed you did for this family. Gd bless.

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A Letter Meant for You, Our Dear Friends and Supporters

Hamodia
Feb. 17, 2015
Thank You!
Good Deeds Fall to the Hands of Good People
pr mental illness flowers 1542_ne_photo_stories1_98b2aThank you from the bottom of our hearts to Ezer Mizion and to the people who are synonymous with caring and support –Motty Roth and Amitai Muskat, who went to so much trouble to arrange our transport to Jerusalem with all our wheelchairs. Thanks to them, we were able to participate in the special activity and recharge our batteries for the next few months.
We are aware of the overload of requests for wheelchair-accessible vehicles and appreciate how much effort was entailed in this project.
May Hashem bless you and may you merit to keep up your holy work sanctifying Hashem’s Name with happy heart, nachat, and ease.
M.R.K.S. – Bnei Brak

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The Tears Did Not Go Unnoticed

Baruch was crying. His drivers, Amitai and Avi, was sure of it even though Baruch tried to hide it. They had gotten to know Baruch quite well after having driven him and his attendant to dialysis three times a week for a long period. Like all Ezer Mizion staff members, they became so much more than just a driver.
The frail, elderly Baruch was wheelchair-bound and his attendant would guide him through the maze of corridors till they reached the Dialysis Unit. Today the attendant was on vacation and Amitai offered to bring him up to the Unit. “We’ll come up here to pick you up tonight. You won’t have to go down yourself, don’t worry.”
But Baruch still seemed upset. Continue reading The Tears Did Not Go Unnoticed

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A Letter Meant for You, Our Friends and Supporters

Ashdod Bakotarot – Letters to the Editor

Thank You Ezer Mizion – People of Chessed
On several occasions, I have had the opportunity to benefit from the services of Rabbi Zevulun Baruchi shlita, director of Ezer Mizion’s transport services for rides to hospitals. Anything I could write would not portray the full dimension of my appreciation and the extent of my admiration for him and the special work that he and all the people at Ezer Mizion do.
One call about the need for a ride and Zevulun immediately rallies to the cause, doing above and beyond anything expected of him, all hours of the day. [A big pat on the back to the volunteer drivers in this Ezer Mizion’s network, too – may there be many more like you!]
One time, when I called, I mentioned that there are some parents in the hospital who are so worried about their sick children that they don’t eat a thing. And Zevulun, with his huge heart, responded immediately, and without thinking, said: “Don’t worry. I’ll make sure to pamper them with the best food there is.” Continue reading A Letter Meant for You, Our Friends and Supporters

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Light in the Tunnel (Mishpacha 12/14)

 

The K. family’s living room was well-lit. But neither the sparkling chandeliers nor the glowing fluorescents could banish the darkness that prevailed there.

As long as there were only suspicions and conjectures, they managed to somehow suppress them. But when the unequivocal results arrived, they could not ignore the facts anymore. The father of the family, the supporting pillar, the broad shoulders that carried the entire family – was diagnosed with cancer.pr anxiety

Malka felt as if the sky had crashed down on her. At night, on the tear-drenched pillow on the ward, she had a frightening dream, blacker than black. Continue reading Light in the Tunnel (Mishpacha 12/14)

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An Evening of Appreciation

A special, moving evening was held to salute hundreds of Ezer Mizion drivers and volunteers, with the collaboration of the Modi’in Ilit region Maccabi Health services. Hagaon Rabbi M. Kessler shlita, Rav of Modi’in Ilit, Rabbi Chananya Chollak, International Chairman of Ezer Mizion, Mayor Rabbi Yaakov Guterman, and Rabbi Yaakov Lapidus, Director of the Ezer Mizion branch in the city, participated in the evening and addressed the audience. Many other public figures were present as well. Continue reading An Evening of Appreciation

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Interviews at the Hospital

Yated Ne’eman – Yated Hashavua
Sept. 19, 2014
By: Y. Shalev
“YOU ARE OUR ANGELS” – A DAY OF SHARING THE BURDEN – WITH RABBI CHANANYA CHOLLAK AND THE EZER MIZION VOLUNTEERS IN THE TOUGHEST HOSPITAL WARDS
“Ko’ach Ezer” – All-Embracing Help
At the entrance to the Oncology Ward, the world stops. A fight for life rages in every room, in every bed. And as in war, there are many forces involved: doctors and nurses, relatives and friends, social workers, medical clowns, and more. Each one and his job, each one and his part in the battle * But hovering over them all is the “Iron Dome” of Ezer Mizion, there at the ready to intercept every challenge, remove every obstacle that appears on the way, and take care of all the auxiliary matters, so that the people fighting for their lives can focus on the battle, and with Hashem’s help, get past it safely.
A hum of whispers accompanies Rabbi Chananya Chollak’s entrance to the ward. Doctors and staff members alike, parents and children, all look up to him with reverent eyes. pr Chananya ChollakThis is the man who stands behind the two-word phrase, “Ezer Mizion,” a phrase that personifies for them the light within the darkness, the warm, enveloping embrace in rocky, frightening times.
Those who recognize Rabbi Chollak quickly inform the others of the identity of the one who came in, and they too join in eying the man who stands behind all the good angels filling the ward around the clock, all in one, single goal: to help relieve the patients’ burden.
But Rabbi Chollak does not seem to register the looks of reverence. Continue reading Interviews at the Hospital

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