Leah Y of Bnei Brak was 12 years old when her father passed away. Immediately after his passing, her family began to disintegrate. Her mother became ill with cancer, and unable to function. One by one, the children were sent out of the house to live with foster parents.
Leah was sent to live with multiple families. She describes that period of her life as one of her “greatest nightmares.” Only Gd knows what she endured.
Now 22 years old, Leah is on her own. She works hard at a job, and lives off of very little.
However, after years of trauma, she believes that she may have a chance at a happy life. She is now engaged to be married, and is excited to start this new chapter.
Unfortunately, the groom’s family can’t afford to pay for both sides of the wedding, as well as getting the couple started on the right foot. Leah has had to face the facts: She has nothing for her wedding. The chuppah is scheduled for next week.
She has been left with one option: To ask for the help of strangers. A video on her campaign page shows the young woman wiping tears from her eyes. It is difficult to watch.
Whether you have lost a parent, been truly alone during an important time, or just cannot bear to see a young girl suffer, Leah’s story has begun to move people around the world. If she is able to reach her fundraising goal, she can live without fear for the first time in a decade. If she does not, this could be the next chapter in a series of painful events.
Click HERE to help Leah get married. Donations will be accepted for a limited time.
Contributions can also be made to Kupat Ha’Ir foundation # 7025