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Monday, May 4, 2009

Please Daven (pray) for My Friend

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,


Rahel Jaskow said...

RivkA, with all my heart.

Cheryl said...

Of course, blessings to you both.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

My mother has cancer and I know she would be absolutely amazed by all of you who go through treatment while taking care of families. Her cancer started as breast cancer when my brother and I were in our 20s. It was hard enough for her then - but to have children still living in your house and needing mom on a daily basis... Well - I can't imagine anything harder. Or more motivating...so much to fight for... You and your friend are an inspiration. You are both in my prayers.

Batya said...

Refuah shleimah to you and your friend.

Anonymous said...

All our hopes and prayers go out to both of you for a refuah shleima. Rav Korn's wife has been in my prayers since I first learned of her illness. I will now add your name to my list and the list in our T'hillim group.
May we, please G-d, only hear good news from you both.