Update on Jackson drowning victim Chaim Refoel ben Basya

The family of Chaim Refoel ben Basya released the following statement to TLS.

“Thank you so much for storming Shamayim with your continued Tefilos, Mitzvos, and Tehillim. We really appreciate your heartfelt concern and devotion for our Chaim Refoel.

Baruch Hashem, Chaim Refoel has made real progress over the last few weeks. He is off all medications and is making strides in his ability to eat. He is starting to focus, respond to his name, and recognize family members and friends. He is not yet able to perform many basic functions such as speaking, sitting up, or walking, and continues to need Rachamei Shamayim. May we be Zoche to a year of Refuos and Yeshuos for all of Klal Yisrael, and a year in which Chaim Refoel will run, jump, speak, and regain full health!”

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  1. Thank you for keeping us updated! A lot of times stories are posted and we don’t get a follow-up or happy ending. It is very anquishing to only hear tzaros.

  2. So mentchlich of the family to update us on the child’s progress. I daven for him daily, all the way in Los Angeles, and always wonder how he is doing. May Chaim Refoel have a refuah shelaima bi’mehayrah and a sweet year ahead. May Hashem grant the family the koach to see him through this most challenging time.

  3. Thanks for the wonderful update. But isn’t the headline misleading, leading to sadness? I almost didn’t click on, fearful of sad news. Drowning victim means that someone died..

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