What did you bring me?”the small boy asks his aunt who had come to visit on his birthday. His mother blushes in embarrassment, knowing how inappropriate the question is. Yet, on her own birthday, in the privacy of her thoughts, she can’t help thinking similar thoughts. After all, we’re all human.
But some people are a bit more than just human. Like Yehuda Wifflich . He celebrated his 50th birthday this year- and for the past ten years- by organizing a jeep trip in the North for dozens of children with cancer and their families. Continue reading Of Birthdays and Gifts
The Lego Club at Oranit, under the dedicated direction of Maor Cohen, or, as the children call him, “the Lego man,” has become a well-known entity. In honor of Pesach, the club held a special session: Maor rallied friends and donors to sponsor a Lego set as an Afikomen present for each family at Ezer Mizion’s cancer patient guest home that has a family member with cancer.
After two hours during which the families enjoyed working together building Lego creations, three super-size Lego sets were raffled off. The remaining families also received a Lego set as a Pesach Afikomen gift. Continue reading Afiko-Lego
More than 20 women with cancer recently enjoyed a jeep trail in the North.
Sunny spring weather greeted the group, as they spent time in the bosom of blossoming, budding nature. The sights, scenery, and perfect weather combined to give the participants an unforgettable experience.
It wasn’t a new game or a trip to the zoo. Yael’s birthday wish was much simpler than that but oh so hard to achieve. Yael just wanted to be normal like every other seven-year-old. Continue reading Next Year: A Pony Tail
Meet Nana (L) and Yafit (R), new members of Ezer Mizion’s Rinat Bakshi Wildlife Pavilion .
The dogs are part of the innovative dog therapy program for young cancer patients. They have truly become ‘best friends’ to the children living inside a nightmare of pain and terror. A research project on resident dog therapy is currently under way, funded by the Jetti, Aaron and Simon Blum Foundation of Switzerland.
women whose husbands have cancer, and mothers of children with cancer got a brief hiatus from their grueling life routine, as they enjoyed a luxurious fun day at the Sheraton City Tower Hotel in Tel Aviv. Continue reading A Day of Pampering
Sometimes it’s the inability of a child to emotionally cope with the nightmare of cancer. Sometimes it’s an elderly patient in need of dialysis who has no means of ‘getting there’. Or it may be a new mother who is not able to handle her large family due to post-partum depression or perhaps a six year old child whose development is hampered by his inability to speak. Continue reading Alon Meets Uri Zohar