Moshe Cohen, of Bnei Brak, has always been a happy baby. He is his parents’ first born son, a very precious child to them, an only child. Moshe was born with a severe birth defect. His parents, Tamar and Shlomo Cohen, have turned to doctors in Israel for help. The doctors have offered a solution that is nearly impossible.
Upon expert medical advice, Moshe has been referred for complex surgery to Dr. Warren Snodgrass. Based in Texas, Dr. Snodgrass is a world renowned urologist, an expert at this type of pediatric surgery. Only in Texas will the two-month-old Moshe be able to undergo successful surgery to enable him to lead a normal life.
Moshe will require two, perhaps even three, surgeries before he is a year old. The surgeries are extremely complicated, as they deal with an extremely sensitive part of the body. In this video, Moshe’s mother describes their situation. Her calm demeanor belies the pain that she feels on behalf of her firstborn child. “We are begging you: please help us save Moshe’s life!” says Tamar Cohen. The cost of so many surgeries comes to an astronomical $70,000. The Cohens are a young couple: the surgery is far beyond their simple budget.
Tamar, Moshe’s mother, has started an emergency fund to pay for life-changing surgery for Moshe. Any mother can relate to her fears for her child’s future, the worries over a firstborn an only child are heartbreaking.