Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz led a normal life as Chabad Emissary, husband and father in Temecula, CA. That all changed after he was diagnosed with ALS. More commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease • Full Story, Photos
Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz led a normal life as Chabad Emissary, husband and father in Temecula, CA. That all changed after he was diagnosed with ALS. More commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Rabbi Hurwitz has been diagnosed with a particularly cruel form of ALS, known as bulbar onset. While about 75 percent of ALS patients first experience trouble controlling the muscles in the arms and legs, Yitzi is one of 25 percent who first experience what usually comes at the end: trouble speaking, swallowing and controlling their tongue. He can no longer sing alone, so we want to sing with him.
That’s where we need your help. We want to create a music video to celebrate with Yitzi thru the song’s message. Here’s how you can get involved:
Go to this page http://www.singwithyitzi.com/#!making-the-video/c1yws
2. Learn the song
3. Take a video of yourself, your kids, or your whole family singing the song.
4. Email us the video at [email protected]
5. Tell your friends to do their own and spread the word!
We’ll take your videos and put them with some of the biggest names in Jewish music such as MBD, Avraham Fried, Yakov Shwekey, 8th Day, Benny Friedman and Lipa.
People who are privileged to know Yitzi, to see him and interact with him, are absolutely inspired by him. It’s our hope that this music video will bring Yitzi’s inspiration to millions of people. So, “shine a little light, show us the way, lead us to a brighter day!”