This week, the Rabbi launched a fundraising campaign with the help of tzedaka organization Kupat Ha’Ir, to help get his wife the treatments that she needs.
Rabbi Klein speaks out in heartfelt footage, where he blesses those who contribute to giving his wife relief. He paints a gruesome picture of life in the midst of illness:
“The heart monitor beeps … nurses & doctors shuffle in and out … cries of pain fill the room. My wife is having another ALS spasm. Tissues block her mouth due to her inability to control her saliva.
Another day, another excruciating treatment.
The expenses are beyond belief. After what we’ve already been through, we have nothing left. An empty fridge, a broken home, muffled sobs as another spasm begins.
I look at her, and my eyes fill with tears. My wife, the mother of my children,wasting away. My heart is broken.
I refuse to give up on her life. I refuse to believe that Hashem would take her away because of something as fleeting as money. I must believe that someone will help us. For her, for me, I must believe that we can make it through this.”
Readers around the world have been inspired by Rabbi Klein’s bravery in making this story public, and in believing that the Jewish people will once again step up, to provide treatments for a beloved sick woman.
It is truly a reminder that in the face of horrors, love & generosity endure. However, they have yet to reach their goal. The family needs help urgently, as Mrs. Klein’s condition is deeply painful, and their poverty level is extreme.
Their story has been verified by The Chesed Fund, and Kupat Ha’Ir’s board of approval.