“ONLY I SURVIVED”: Meira Guttenstein Shares Her Story

[COMMUNICATED]  When Meira Guttenstein lost her father to brain cancer at the tender age of 11, the pain of her loss was indescribable. Then, when her mother had a heart attack and died when she was only 15, it turned her world upside down. Not only had she lost her mother, but overnight, she had become an orphan. She was completely alone in the world.

As she grew older, a great sense of responsibility dawned on Meira– Everything her parents and grandparents had fought for to stay frum, all of that was on her. She was the sole member left in the family. It was up to her and her alone to carry on the chain. But ever since one month ago, something awfully ironic has been standing in her way…Because she is in the hospital, fighting a rare form of brain cancer.

“I’ve made something of my life. But a few weeks ago, I started suffering from terrible headaches. When I went to the hospital for a test, what the doctors found stirred up dark childhood memories– They told me that I had a rare kind of brain tumor.“

“Right now, Meira is lying in a hospital bed all alone, fighting to survive. The doctors know exactly what kind of treatment can cure her, but the type of tumor is so rare that treatment must be paid for out of pocket. As an orphan with not a penny to her name, Meira is completely helpless in the face of a terrible disease that is trying to take her life. Funds are being collected to help save Meira’s life and allow her to continue the powerful legacy that her parents left behind.

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