A Lakewood Mother Writes:

To my dear brothers and sisters of Am Yisroel,

I’m just like you. I also like to be a giver. If you are reading this page now, you are surely a kind soul, always wanting and ready to help someone in need.

Thank you for taking the time to listen.My children’s life and my life are now depending on the help of others. The life saving treatments my daughter needs to survive, together with the basic needs of my family and the new reality of being a single mother, depleted income, and now standing on the verge of losing our home, left us in a desperate situation.

If you would meet me without knowing my story you would never know what I’m going through, I really try my best to stay grateful.

I never dreamed that I’d be writing such a letter, asking for help. Then again, I never dreamed that my life would be as it is. I don’t want to go into details out of respect for the privacy of my family and those involved.

I hope you can open your hearts without me having to open up our “story.” I will share with you where I stand now, with simplicity, and place my trust in Hashem that I will not lose out.

I am a single mother of six after almost two decades of marriage. It’s quite obvious that our lives were instantly shattered and turned upside down. I tried with superhuman effort to keep my family strong, positive and stable amidst the tremendous turmoil, trauma, and instability that followed. My family has been through so much.

I am indebted to Hashem for all He did to hold us up.

Right now, we are dealing with a few major challenges all at once, which led me to reach out more than I ever thought I would.

One of my children, a gem of a child, is in a very delicate state and her life is literally at stake. I had no choice but to stop working to care for her, literally non-stop. The travel, appointments with different doctors, therapists and treatments, and care needed for her healing and safety have consumed most of my time, money, and energy.

Unfortunately, at the very same time, my children’s father hit hard times and claimed bankruptcy. He could not pay child support, leaving me with zero income, accumulated debt, and escalated expenses of care and treatment, on top of all the regular expenses.

Somehow, with the help of those who know me and local Tzedakah organizations, we made it through.

However, I am now in a predicament that has forced me to reach out even further. I never thought I’d be doing this.

Circumstances led to my home falling into foreclosure. In fact, it has already been given over for a sheriff’s sale. I have a very small window of time to come up with $50,000 to save my family’s home. If we lose it, we will be homeless.

If we are able to save our home with your help, the mortgage expenses will then fall on me, but at least we’ll be able to hold on to this one stable thing that we have – our home – amidst the instability of our crisis.

I honestly don’t know how I will continue to support and take care of my kids. I just know that I’m doing the best that I can in the situation at hand and trust that Hashem will not forsake me.

I expect nothing and will really appreciate anything and everything that each one of you contribute.

I hope that you can open your hearts and help me with whatever you can to keep us standing and to help us take care of our immediate needs until we can get to a more stable place.

Please donate here.

Thank you so much.

May Hashem bless you to always be on the giving end, and give you strength and joy in your lives.

With gratitude,



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  1. Tough circumstance. Much hatzlacha during your very trying times.

    If your ex-husband filed for bankruptcy then most or all of his debts should have discharged. At the same time, bankruptcy does not discharge child support and alimony responsibilities. So he still has child support and alimony obligations without the other debt (i.e. credit card debt). You can pursue him for those obligations.

  2. It’s Mamesh traumatizing to read these letters. But, read them we must and helping out we definitely must. May Hashem give this lady the strength to go through this excruciatingly difficult time. The least we can do, besides for the donation, is ask Hashem to help this family and, sadly, other families who are going through hard times, lead normal functional lives. Not lives overtaken with anxiety and the pressure of not knowing if you will keep your home…..
    Tizku ‘Mitzvos.

  3. This story is so sad and I hope this lady gets all the help she needs. What’s worse is, as Purim approaches, I’m already being asked by friends and neighbors for Matonos L’Evyonim. The stories I’m hearing are horrifying. And I’m not a g’vir, so I only hear 1 or 2 stories a day. Imagine what the askanim and gevirim hear !! Imagine the stories the Gabbaim at Ahavas Tzedaka or Tomchei Shabbos hear. Its terrible. And we, as a Klal, need to step up. We have many people in various industries doing very, very well. We can also daven that these distraught families get the adequate funding they so desperately need.
    Gentlemen, start ur check writing engines !!

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