Fighting Cancer Alone
Even Worse Than to be Sick, is To Be Sick and Alone
This year over 4,000 men, women, and children in Israel will be diagnosed with cancer. Median individual treatment costs average over $100,000 per year. But the suffering of a cancer patient doesn’t end with the escalating medical bills. The grief, terror, and pain cancer brings in its’ wake isolate patients from normative society. Fathers and mothers with cancer can often no longer play their important role in their children’s’ lives. Alternately, when a child is diagnosed with cancer, families’ lives are turned upside down. The maze of hospital bureaucracy only deepens the mire of helplessness and frustration.
If it was your family member, you would want better for them. Yet tonight, over 7,000 men, women, and children in Israel will go to sleep in a hospital bed, broken, confused, and alone.
Yad Eliezer doesn't want anyone in Israel to have to face cancer alone.Read the amazing story of how the Yad Eliezer medical support program began
Yad Eliezer's Solution
Over One Thousand Cancer Patients and Their Families Aided Every Year
Yad Eliezer volunteers and paid staff members make a difference for cancer patients in the Oncology, Hematology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cancer Immunotherapy departments of the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. Those who would otherwise be alone are provided with friendship and a helping hand. Yad Eliezer's knowledgable staff patiently explain complex medical terminology and methodology in order to help patients make treatment choices and face procedures with dignity. Personal relationships with many of the most sought-after local medical professionals in the field enable Yad Eliezer to expedite treatment by months for those in need. Equipment and services which might otherwise exceed limited means are available through Yad Eliezer’s medical equipment loaning bank and financial aid services.
“We are with the families until the final minutes, and even afterwards,” says Yitzchak Weingott, director of the Yad Eliezer Medical Support Services team. His personal experience battling and overcoming a severe cancer diagnosis in 1993 provides Yitzchak with unique empathy and insight for those undergoing treatment. For some, Yad Eliezer’s services make the difference between maintaining hope or succumbing to despair. For others, Yad Eliezer makes it possible to see their children more often or even to attend family events with medical assistance. Cancer strikes at the heart of families, but with your help, Yad Eliezer is there when it really counts.
Be there when it really counts -- donate to the Yad Eliezer Medical Support Services Program today!Read About how the medical support program made a difference to shimon and gerti