Thursday, October 30, 2008

I don't usually pass on tzedaka requests

But there's a first time for everything.

Fourteen-year-old survivor of the Mercaz HaRav (where, by the way, we would be happy to be zoche to send any of our sons) massacre needs surgery in the US to put his insides back together so that he can do things like eat and go to the bathroom. The family is from Sderot. The kupat cholim (insurance) is not covering it on the grounds that it could be done in Israel; his parents feel that he should have it done by specialists, and the specialists are in the US. If it were my kid, I would feel exactly the same way.

Full story, and address for donations, here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Because I wrote to Trep (David) to try to find a long-lost neighbor, you posted. Because you posted, I went to your blog. Because of your blog, I've made a donation to help Naftali Sheetrit. So how many degrees of separation is that?