Moments of pleasure for MS patient * SpecialThe innocent building in the name of Grabsky, which is located next to Chabad-Lubavitch Yeshiva in Migdal Ha`emek, doesn`t reveal anything. * The residents of this building are exception than the residents of the other buildings around. They are all Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients around the ages of 18-55.* Yesterday (on Wednesday) they had a few moments of joy and pleasure when Mendi Jerufi and Namuel Harush, Hasidic singers, and Leibale Lipsker, master organist, brought them joy happiness in an event produced by Davidi Krombi. * Mendi Riezel and Berale Sheiner from COL reviewed the exciting event. * The full story by: Mendi Riezel, COL
Photography: Berale Sheiner, COL
The innocent building in the name of Grabsky, which is located next to Chabad-Lubavitch Yeshiva in Migdal Ha`emek, doesn`t reveal anything. It is slight different than the other buildings around, and it seems like it was renovated lately. However, the residents of this building are exception than the residents of their neighbors from the buildings around.
This building is the only one in the country that its residents, around the ages of 18-55, suffer from Severe disability. Some suffer from Multiple sclerosis (MS) – a chronic disease related with the nervous system and mainly harms the spinal cord, the brain and the sight.
Most of them can`t stand or walk. Others are difficulty speaking and use sticks.
It is hard to see them in this situation. Children and adults who have such different lives other than what we all know.
Yesterday we went up north to see how them happy with tears of joy. They all gathered in the hall which is located at the ground floor of their building and operated by Kollel Chabad organization, together with the dedicated medical team, national service volunteers and boys from the Galilee seminary. We enjoyed a full concert by the master organist, Leibale Lipsker, and the Hasidic singers, Mendi Jerufi and Namuel Harush.
Most of the songs they recognized and even tried to join and sing in their own and unique language.
The children`s singing brought up happiness and excitement among the staff. They haven`t seen them so thrilled and excited for a long time.
A special moving scene was when the dedicated principle of the institution asked to dedicate a song for Shlomo, a 21 year old that happened to meet his father for the first time today. The principle, Rabbi Zeev Krombi was tearing together with Shlomo.
Another moving moment was when Eitan, a 22 year old boy from a nearby Kibbutz, asked to sing. He held the microphone, threw his crutches, straightened and sang: "thank you for all what you created".
"I was so excited", he told me later, "exactly like I felt in my Bar Mitzva. It was great/"
Leibale, Mendi and Namuel promised to come back again.
Event production by: Davidi Krombi