Chana is our first born; our overwhelming joy of parenthood was deeply disturbed when the doctors informed us that our child has a condition called Congenital Corneal Opacities. In their opinion little Chana had no chance of ever seeing.
With no doctor In Israel giving her any hope, we wasted no time and spared no effort. After much research we found Dr. Gerald Zaidman at the Westchester Medical Center, a specialist in corneal transplants. We were advised that he may be able to help. Although our insurance company refused to cover any expenses involved, we traveled to New York to meet with Dr. Zaidman. After examining Chana’s eyes he agreed to perform the surgery and is very optimistic that the surgery will be successful.
However the transplant’s success depends on how quickly we can get it done. The more her brain develops, the harder it is for it to adjust to the implant. With no time to waste we have given all that we have to grant our child the gift of eyesight but we are still short of $60,000 to cover the costs of this expensive surgery.
We never dreamt we would be turning to others for help, but we cannot let our daughter miss her only opportunity to see! And unfortunately we cannot do this by ourselves. So we turn to you – our extended family of Anash around the world – and plea that you open your hearts and help us in any way possible to make this dream a reality.
Thanks to the great work of Rabbi Lieder at Ahavas Chesed every dollar you donate will be matched!
Please donate generously at https://charityforisrael.com/Chana
Or send your tax-deductible check to: Tomchei Israel 626 East New York Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11203.
With heartfelt wishes for healthy Nachas from all of your children
P.S. Although we are not signing our names, the Rabbonim involved know us personally. And we will send you a thank you letter with our real names and an update on the success of the surgery B’Ezras Hashem.