A Family in Crisis PLEASE HELP
It has come to our attention that a certain family in our community is in urgent medical and financial crisis.
Due to the magnitude of their needs, their situation warrants a wider community response.
The parents of this family were working fulltime until the wife was struck with serious medical issues.
She suffered a number of strokes and underwent brain surgery, leaving her with physical and cognitive impairment and emotional instability.
She has diabetes and unfortunately had to have one of her legs amputated. She is losing her sight. Her kidney function has also been affected.
She has recently been in and out of hospital for serious wound care.
She has had great difficulties with her prosthesis. As a result she is not mobile. She needs to see a private doctor and have private physiotherapy to facilitate her rehabilitation.
She has carpal tunnel in both hands and needs surgery for them.
All of this is complicated by the fact that they have no private health coverage, as they can not afford it. They do not have the funds for much needed private medical services: doctors, tests, physiotherapists etc. Having quality care for her at this moment is vital due to her complicated medical issues.
They have children, some themselves with medical issues, one in particular with a serious condition, which necessitates her to be in hospital for considerable amounts of time. This child does have private health care, but even so there is a significant shortfall in finances.
The husband works full time. He is himself not in the best of health. Whenever his wife is in hospital he must be with her as she cannot emotionally manage without him. In those circumstances, he misses work and does not get paid.
There is therefore a serious shortfall between their weekly income and their expenses. They are falling behind in a very big way.
A small group has been formed to assist this family including Mrs Hadassa Bension, who has been employed as a rehabilitation carer for the wife, and is helping with medical management and counselling.
Because of the family's complex and chronic financial and medical situation, we are appealing to the wider community for help to ensure the situation does not deteriorate any further.
We want to help this family in the most dignified, respectful, responsible, organised and transparent manner. To that end, all funds will be directed to Tikva Inc. - a tax-deductible charity organisation run efficiently with meticulous and up to date records by Mrs Devora Markovits and her board. She will pay all this family's bills and expenses directly to ensure that their needs are met.
We urge you to help as much as you can by donating to the account below, and thank you so much for your assistance in this very worthy and urgent cause.
Please make your tax deductible donation to:
Name: Tikva Inc.
Account No: 849297
Wishing you blessing and success,
Rabbi Eli Cohen
Rabbi Michoel Chriqui
Rabbi Michoel Gourarie
Rabbi Reuvein Klein
Rabbi Paul Lewin
Rabbi Aron Moss
Rabbi Avrohom Perlow
Rabbi Levi Wolff
Rabbi Shua Solomon