How Do You Tell A Parent That The One Procedure That Can Save His Child’s Life… Just Isn’t Available?

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Rav Chananya Chollak, Founder Of Ezer Mizion, Accompanying A Young Cancer Patient And His Father To Receive A Brocha From Rav Gershon Edelstein Shlita

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He left my office today, his steps faltering like an old man. A bone marrow transplant can save his little boy. But a DNA match is needed to ensure success and Ezer Mizion, the largest Jewish registry in the world, — — -had none. “Yitzy* always talked about becoming a talmid chacham when he grows up. Does that mean that my son…does that mean that he…?” A torrent of tears prevented the father from finishing the question.

Ezer Mizion has saved over 2500 lives but too many requests are returned with the ominous words No Match Found. Each request represents a nightmare of terror and anguish. Each one is a person. Each one is a family. And each one has only one desire: to live!

Naama is a kallah. Her days should be spent shopping for linen and frying pans. She should be preparing for her future but Naama is unsure if she will have a future. The diagnosis came a few short weeks ago. The chasuna invitations have already gone out. Only a transplant will save her life.

Fifty three families are currently waiting for the telephone call. It’s their first thought at Modeh Ani and their last thought as they say Krias Shama at night. They know just how the voice will sound. It will be full of joy. Triumphant. And it will say: Yes! We have a match!

More potential donors are waiting to be tested. Rav Shteinman and Rav Kanievsky and so many others (see video) have encouraged Yidden to partner with Ezer Mizion. Your gift can help bring joy to all 53 families! L’chaim! To life!