To all of our friends and supporters: Scroll down to meet a few of the kids who have been helped by your gifts. Share in their joy and laughter as they enjoy their stay at Ezer Mizion’s Guest Home for Families dealing with Cancer May each one of them be blessed with a return of good health!
Because of your generosity, many lives were saved this past month – more than one a day!
|Donor Pool Name||April 2022 Transplants||Total Transplants|
|S. Adelsberg & Co.||1||6|
|Eitan & Jessica Barak Family||1||2|
|Boeing CompanyBoeing Company||1||30|
|René & Susanne Braginsky||1||9|
|David & Sara Farajun||2||164|
|David & Judy Hager||1||36|
|Hole In One||1||111|
Jewish Bone Marrow Testing Fund
|Ephraim & Sara Kriel||1||4|
|LA Young Professionals||1||1|
|Los Angeles Community||3||8|
|Yechiel & Odelia Radozki||1||3|
|Ira & Ingeborg Rennert||1||195|
|Dudu & Chagit Saada||1||2|
|Mark & Barbara Silber||1||8|
|Moshe & Lillian Tabacinic||1||6|
|Teaneck, Bergenfield, New Milford Community||2||2|
|Marjorie & Arnold Ziff||1||6|
Mordechai Shapiro’s latest music video release began months ago, when Abie Rotenburg composed a heartwarming song about the impact of kindness. “Nothing in Your Life” is inspired by the myriads of chessed in our communities — and emphasizes the value of dedicating yourself to help others.
When the team at Ezer Mizion heard a demo track of the song, they knew it was a perfect fit. “Every line talks echoes what Ezer Mizion is here for,” the team explained. “We’re here to help as many Jews as we can.”
Filming the music video is what veteran singer Mordechai Shapiro describes as, “One of the most powerful experiences of my life.” During the shoot, real-life bone marrow donors meet with the recipients of their kindness.
“It was humbling to see first-hand how my small action made such a difference for someone,” one of the donors shared. He had swabbed at a community drive, on a whim, and was shocked when he got the call.
“You’re a match,” Ezer Mizion said. And with that simple action, the man saved another’s life.
“The song is right,” he said. “I don’t think anything I’ve done in my life matches up to this — the chance to save someone’s life.”
SHARE A PIECE OF YOUR HEART: Ezer Mizion, the world’s largest Jewish Bone Marrow Registry, has saved thousands of lives to date. You can save another. Join the registry or sponsor a match at ezermizion.org.
She is only eight years old. Her parent try to smile when she talks of what she wants to be when she grows up. But it’s so hard. You see, Miri is not well and only a bone marrow transplant can save her life. To be successful, a genetically matching donor must be found. With the transplant, Miri will someday become a Mommy. Her children will, in turn, mature and produce grandchildren for Miri – generations…eternity. But without the transplant, …
Ezer Mizion, the largest Jewish registry worldwide has saved the lives of so many around the globe. A drive was recently held in NY and NJ where thousands made their way, in the rain, in the cold, to the Ezer Mizion stations in order to ‘Swab for Miri’. As the drive progressed, Ezer Mizion received requests from more precious members of the Jewish nation – two in Flatbush, two in Lakewood, one in Buffalo – who were desperately waiting in hope and prayer for the genetic match that will mean Life.
Jews rallied. Busy mothers maneuvering the crowds with double strollers. Fathers trekking to the stations late at night after Evening Prayers. In twos and in threes. Another and another and another. Thousands! Closing time came and went, virtually ignored. How could we close when more people, so very tired after a long day, were detouring away from a relaxing cup of coffee in a warm home? Instead they were heading toward the still bustling stations to save the life of another!
A woman arrived with two babies in tow. “I never go anywhere,” she told us. “No weddings, no shopping. Nothing. I have a cancer patient at home. I don’t even have the time for basic housework. But for this? To help save a life? For this I just had to come!” “Yes!” we thought to ourselves. “You really understand. The pain. The fear. That tiny glimmer of hope that, at times, seems all but extinguished. A dying spark until Ezer Mizion arrives to fan it into a flame of faith.
Founded in 1998, Ezer Mizion’s International Bone Marrow Registry, is the largest Jewish registry worldwide and has saved the lives of 4,293 patients whose sole chance of survival had been a transplant. Three hundred and ninety-four lives were saved in 2021 alone, more than one per day! Several years ago, Ezer Mizion opened its Stem Cell Harvesting Center, one of the first centers in the world to operate outside a hospital. A full medical staff operates at the Center, including a doctor, nurses, medical technicians, and a Clinic Director, operating according to the strict guidelines and regulations of World Marrow Donors Association (WMDA), which guarantee the quality of the stem cells and ensure the highest standards of performance.
The Registry now numbers 1,130,526 potential donors ready and anxious to donate their stem cells to save a life. It is our fervent prayer that among the many new swabs taken, some will emerge to be perfect match for each of these Yidden and all those around the globe for whom a transplant will mean a Future.
To view heartwarming video of transplants entitled Nothing in Your Life: www.ezermizion.org
From Motty’s Mother
I am the mother of seven wonderful children. My oldest, Motty, was almost bar mitzvah. At the school where I teach, I was also the “Corona coordinator,” so my days were filled .
I could hear Motty from the next room reviewing the haftarah (Portion of the Prophets to be read in honor of his Bar Mitzvah) . What an uplifting feeling! I couldn’t detect anything unusual about the way he was standing. Probably those complaints about his leg were just growing pains.Continue reading A Cancer Hospital Synagogue: Not the Typical Bar Mitzvah Venue
So grateful to start the new year with the power number of 18.
18 = LIFE.
Thankful that we were able to give 18 people the gift of life.
18 bright futures ahead.
18 families who can sleep better at night.
18 people who are finally in recovery.
We are excited to start this new year with 18, Chai- Life!
May it be a year of many life-saving stem cell transplants!