We met in the chemo ward, but it turns out we grew up almost next door to each other. She was a bit older, so our paths did not cross back then. However, our brothers went to school together and our moms knew each other.
Over the last year and a half, we have become good friends.
My friend has a rare form of bone cancer that has metastasized. We often talk about the challenges of living with cancer and of raising children under these circumstances.
Recently, she travelled to the US for medical consultaions at Sloan Kettering.
On Wednesday, May 6, she is undergoing surgery in the US to remove tumors from her liver.
During her last surgery, for reasons that none of the doctors understand, her organs began to fail and her life was in danger. So, there is an added level of concern regarding her upcoming surgery.
She is a pretty amazing person. She continues to work part time in her profession as an occupational therapist. She is an attentive mom to five (or six?) kids and already has one grandchild!
Please daven (pray) for Taube Yehudit bat Tema Gussy.
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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