Someone Offered To Save His Life. But On 1 Crazy Condition…

[COMMUNICATED] When people hear that three of Shoshana and Dovid Stein’s four children are severely handicapped, they are always surprised. “I would have never known!” they exclaim, wide-eyed and jaws open. “They’re just so…light, and always so happy.”

“My children give me the drive I need to keep going,” Shoshana told me with a wise glimmer in her eyes as she and I sipped on steaming glasses of mint tea on her porch last week.

“It is a zechus to be the parents of such special neshamas.”

I can see the wrinkles under the outer corners of her eyes and mouth, evidential proof of years of strength during the ups and the downs of this ride we call life.

Even when Dovid was diagnosed with a cancerous disease in his blood ten years ago, leaving him weak and hospitalized more than 60 times a year, the couple never let it bring them down, somehow always riding on an enviable cloud of emunah pshuta, simple faith.

Shoshana’s eyes met mine, and suddenly, I noticed something I had never seen in them before–

Darkness.

And that’s when she told me.

That Dovid, her malach of a husband of over 25 years, her solid rock and the dedicated father of their four children, had deteriorated rapidly over the past couple of weeks. That he was lying ill on his deathbed, and the doctors didn’t know if he would make it. That the surgery that could save his life cost an exorbitant amount, something that she didn’t have. That she never had.

After a long, tight hug, I bid my friend goodbye.  There are tzaddikim in this world…But there is only so much they can handle.

That night, I reached out to Darchei Miriam, an incredible non-profit organization in Eretz Yisroel that has offered to pay for half of the surgery Dovid’s life directly depends on. But on one condition– The Steins need to raise the other half. Click here to join the race to save the life of a young husband and father. His family is terrified that they will lose him, and right now, every precious second matters.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. How is a tzedakah saying if you can raise half we will pay the other half a “Crazy” condition? It actually seems quite generous.

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