Letter: Shabbos Member

Without going into all details:

I would like to share with our fellow members what happened today Shabbos.

There was a woman who had just given birth a week ago, she wasn’t feeling well for a few days and had a very high fever. Hatzolah took her to jersey shore hospital right before Shabbos, her baby was at la isha, she was released in middle of the night, came back 5 am by taxi.

The hospital gave her a prescription for antibiotics, she was still in extreme pain and had a high fever. It was very important to get the medicine, (she had a bad infection but was not enough of emergency for her to break the Shabbos), so the non-Jewish nursery staff called a number Hatzolah had given to us in the past if we needed any non-emergency assistance on Shabbos.

Literally four minutes later, a woman comes with a note pad and all her gear, and started asking her all the info and getting the paperwork. Not even 10 minutes has passed and she is back from the pharmacy with the medicine and receipts.

After talking to her, I find out her son is on LCSW and does the same thing as her on Shabbos for our community. His name is Steve Fugman, LCSW 91.

I am sharing because I am still in shock, how quick and professional everything was handled. She did it in such a modest way, how she knew exactly what to ask and get, was so respectful and nice. Such a caring heart.

I am still in shock, extremely amazed.

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  1. This family has been doing this in Lakewood for decades, starting with George ob”m and continued by his wife and children. Extremely dedicated to our community. Daughter became a nurse and works at Dr Shanik for many years. G-d should give them strength and good health to continue their devoted work.

  2. George OB”M, his wife, Peanut & Steve have a LOOOOOOOOOONG history of going above & beyond in helping the people of our community.
    They are a wonderful, beautiful family.
    Steve’s Purim pic when he dressed up as a kollel couple was EPIC.

  3. Stevie, Libby and what I will call the GREAT TEAM ( please excuse me if I leave any names out, as I don’t mean any harm) are the greatest dedicated friends we all have. They are so committed.

    We all owe them a great round of applause and a big thanks.

    Thanks for being there for us when ever we are in need . It is so amazing it is always done with a smile.

  4. Steve has been involved with hatzalah ever since he was a little kid. LCSW came after that.

    He’s wonderful. Every shabbos he goes on calls at 2am, 3am, etc.

    Well deserved shoutout!!

  5. I have also had Stevie help me out on a Shabbos what a wonderful and professional young man. Blessed are his parents who raised such a fine Gentleman. it was amazing to see how humble and kind Stevie was by going above and beyond his duty to make sure all was alright. Thank you and may you blessed. May God watch over you and your Family and you all should be healthy and well all your lives. Thank you again.

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