Stand By Me is near and dear to my heart because it meets a need that is so present right in my backyard. When a person is diagnosed with cancer, his or her life changes instantly. They live with constant fear, anxiety, worries about what the future holds for them, their children and spouse. Their daily routine turns into a new reality of painful treatments, medications, side effects, exams, scans and a body that refuses to function. Fighting cancer is not a matter of weeks or months and it takes its toll on the family who are also impacted by this painful new reality. The struggles of these families are indescribable. Having to battle cancer while speaking a foreign language, understanding a different culture, dealing with financial hardship and having little or no family around is unimaginable.
Stand By Me is a nonprofit organization in LA that provides services in Hebrew and that understands the cultural needs of the Israeli-American community.
Your donation will provide personal services as, physical and emotional support, childcare, caregiving, companionship to medical appointments, grocery shopping, hot meals, housekeeping, hosting birthday parties for children who cannot be exposed to germs or are too embarrassed to be with other children because of hair loss from chemotherapy and other vital needs.
As you can see, the need is enormous and your donation will make a huge difference. I'm personally asking for your help on this one.
Please donate and help us reach $100,000 by December 31, 2019.