Avivah Werner is a friend I share with thousands. She's a mother a ten and a blogger that has inspired too many people to count. The goodness she puts in the world cannot be measured.
This year (you can read the blog) has been incredibly tough as the Werner's moved to Israel, had a child struggle anorexia and gave birth to a baby with Down Syndrome.
They had two of their children nearly die in the same year.
On April 1, a can of cosmetic wax exploded in Avivah's face as she was heating it up for use. This was something she had done safely dozens of times before. In less then a second her face was covered, a searing, burning mask of heat.
. Living in Northern Israel, it took about 15 minutes for the ambulances to come. During that time, she had to be there with her traumatized little children, with her face in agony, frantically trying to cool down the burns.
She was admitted to the hospital burn unit and is going through treatments. By a miracle, her eyes were spared because of her glasses.
She needs our help.
- Passover is coming - We have arranged a Passover hotel at a third of the price through a charity organization. She will be able to rest and her family of 12 will be fully cared for 3 meals a day for 9,500. (Usual cost of Passover hotels - upwards of $3,000 a person.) the deadline for that goal is Thursday,April 10th when the hotel needs to be paid.
- Money for basic living - her husband is able to work even less hours in his job as a technical writer, now that he is in charge of the kids.
- Money for help in the house - She has small children and will not be able to leave the house during daylight hours for six months due to her burnt face.
- Money for medical expenses. Israel has a socialized medicine program but that does not include many medical expenses she'll have, or private doctors.
Please donate and please read her blog.http://avivahwerner.com/ I want you to know this courageous spirit. You won't see a word of complaint there. Only honesty and gratitude. But don't let that fool you - no matter how strong she is, she is in need of our help.
Her full name is Avivah Michaela Bas Sarah