Yad Sarah Supports Families in Joyous Times and in Sorrow
This week as we honour Parenthood, we would like to acknowledge that parenthood is often challenging. At all stages of a child’s life, there are plenty of happy memories and laughter. There are also hurdles of illnesses – some of which are insurmountable. At times when the unimaginable presents itself, the family needs incredible support from every corner. Families turn to Yad Sarah, known for its compassion as well as its warehouses with medical equipment. The following is a letter received from Blossom Rubin who lost her daughter, Sharon, z”l, almost a year ago.
Dear Friends at Yad Sarah,
It is almost a year since we lost our dear daughter, but the pain hasn’t lessened our gratitude for all the wonderful people at Yad Sarah and how much you helped us.
My beautiful Sharon suffered from breast cancer for 7 long years, but she refused to let that get her down or stop her from living her life, a life dedicated to her family and good deeds.
And Yad Sarah helped her do just that. If she wanted to go on a hike with her husband, Yad Sarah loaned her crutches. If she wanted to travel to see her children, she was given a wheelchair.
Yad Sarah was always there for us. I remember how touched I was to find out that the whole community at Yad Sarah was praying for her recovery, a comfort to me and my husband—and our entire family.
I cannot imagine Sharon’s last days without Yad Sarah’s help. One of her final wishes was to leave the hospital and be taken care of at home. Yad Sarah made that possible by giving us all the special equipment she needed. It made such a difference for Sharon to be in a comfortable, safe place surrounded by those she loved. She could still be involved in the daily life of her family and forget about her troubles now and then. She was even able to share in the “simcha” of her son’s bar mitzvah just a few weeks before we lost her. What a blessing for her, and especially her son.
I feel it is the most difficult thing in the world for a mother to watch her child suffer, but Yad Sarah made it a bit easier for me. You have meant the world to us and I am eternally grateful for Yad Sarah.
As Blossom said in her letter, “Yad Sarah was always there for us. I cannot imagine Sharon’s last days without Yad Sarah’s help. You have meant the world to us and I am eternally grateful for Yad Sarah.“