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He Was Only Young Boy

It wasn’t easy. Acceptance never is. My children would grow up, marry. There would be grandchildren… And I wouldn’t be there. A small grandchild would have a part in the school Chanukah play. “Invite your grandmother, too,” her teacher would say.  My little granddaughter’s face would cloud up,” She’s in heaven.  She can’t come.” 

You’ll Always Be My Hero

“Don’t be silly,” said his wife.” Just because your friend has leukemia, doesn’t mean you do.” “You’re being absurd,” said his neighbor. “Soon you’ll think that every sneeze is leukemia.” Alex had been feeling very weak and just made an appointment to see his doctor. “What you need is a good vacation, not an exhausting …

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Flying High

Cancer is hard. A child whose worst complaint should be ‘too much homework’ is suddenly confronted with what no child should ever know.   He finds himself in strange surroundings with his body doing strange things. He hears whispered fragments of his parents’ conversations. He witnesses children who shared the chemo experience with him suddenly disappearing …

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On the Road to Life

Ezer Mizion’s eighteen ambulances and vehicles for transport of the disabled cruise Israel’s roads and highways almost twenty-four hours a day, providing service to as many patients and mobility-impaired as possible. For each of the passengers, this service is as indispensable as the air they breathe. Most of them are oncology or dialysis out-patients who …

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