May 22, 2013
The Resolve of a Chabad Boy

A video tells the story of Mendul Bolton, a 13-year-old Chabad boy suffering from severe physical disability known as cerebral palsy (CP), and his resolve to live as a chossid.

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thank u for posting this is amazing gives me lotsof inspiration. kol hakovod 2 the parents.
(5/22/2013 10:13:44 PM)
i am inspired by this young boy. hatzlocha, good health, all the brochos
(5/22/2013 10:24:12 PM)
Yosher koach!
Thank you so much for posting this inspirational video !
What an amazing bachur and what special parents!
Kol Hachovod!!!
(5/22/2013 10:28:08 PM)
Special child
Mendel you warmed my heart and inspired me. You are so happy and strong! I wish myself and others could be as happy as you are! You have unbelievable parents, that really gave over their whole essence to you. May your parents be blessed! And may Hashem fulfill your dreams, and your parents hopes for you!
(5/22/2013 10:32:32 PM)
No words
The most beautiful video. We have so much to learn from this tayere kind...may all his dreams come true, especially his sheyibone!!
(5/22/2013 10:33:22 PM)
I'm inspired to be better!
I was watching this video crying.
I'm not the type to get emotional easily (especially not over a video with heartfelt music in the background), however I realized:
A) If Mendel can be grateful to Hashem, despite all of his challenges how much more so, I, which can speak/walk etc... I have what to be grateful for.
B) If Mendel can be a genuine frum person, despite the challenges Hahem has given him, how much more so, I can.

I'm inspired! I'm inspired to learn from this special boy! to be a better person and a better yid!

For starters, I'm going to leave my house now to daven Ma'ariv in a Shul with a Minyan (for the first time in a long time), because: IF MENDEL CAN, I (FOR SURE) CAN TOO!! WILL YOU JOIN ME???

(5/22/2013 10:33:32 PM)
wow wow wow

this was the most inspirational video!!
a must see for anyone having any struggle.
and for anyone who want to see the power of love
(5/22/2013 10:55:52 PM)
so inspirational
(5/22/2013 11:02:32 PM)
"To the Rashbi and also The Rebbe!"
3 minutes into the video, Mendel says he's going to "To the Rashbi and also The Rebbe!"

The Rebbe on the 17th of Iyar 5710/1950 said: "In the course of the prayers that are recited when visiting the Ohel we say: “In the merit of the tannaim and amoraim… of lofty stature and in the merit of the tzaddikim who are buried in this place….” This implies that at the resting place of a tzaddik, other tzaddikim, tannaim and amoraim, are also present."

In-fact, The Rebbe continued and said: "This implies that at the resting place of a tzaddik, other tzaddikim, tannaim and amoraim, are also present - including especially (with regard to Lag BaOmer) R. Shimon bar Yochai. Accordingly, I would suggest that tomorrow, which is Lag BaOmer... the whole community should go out to visit the Ohel, where Rashbi, too, is present."

(5/22/2013 11:29:12 PM)
Yossy H
As a sibling of a special needs child this video inspires me its no surprise that the Bolton family has handled this nisoyan with amazing calm not sure branch this is Kfar Chabad, Yitzar or another local but their for sure something special...
(5/22/2013 11:36:57 PM)
Amazingly inspiring
(5/22/2013 11:39:54 PM)
his dream
He his a mashpia
(5/22/2013 11:42:53 PM)
it broaught me to tears his simple belief is so beautifl
(5/22/2013 11:47:39 PM)
Still crying...
Yes, #8, I agree!!!
This video definitely inspired me too!
I will bli neder put more kochos into my avodas Hashem and Limud Hachasidus.
Thank You, dear Mendul. You already are a mashpia!!!
And wow, your parents deserve so much credit!
(5/22/2013 11:58:18 PM)
mendel you are a mashpia
mendel i want you to know that you are already a mashpia-
you inspire all to want to be better people
thanks for making us realize what our priorities should be
you love hashem you love your fellow jew and you love the rebbe-there is no greater mashpia that can teach this better than you
(5/23/2013 12:01:16 AM)
Thank you Mendel
You are an inspiration to the frum world and the world at large.
You live the life of a TRUE chossid, we have so much to learn from you. Thank you!
(5/23/2013 12:04:33 AM)
such special strong caring parents,and Mendel is a tzadik ,this video touched me and i took this inspiration and made peace with somebody and gave in although it was not easy,this is all in this familiy's zchut, moshiach now!
(5/23/2013 12:07:30 AM)
Can't stop watching
This video keeps me going. If you can do it- anyone can do it!
(5/23/2013 12:14:00 AM)
Wow - Of course!
Mazal tov Mendel on your bar Mitzvah. May Hashem grant all of your desires and tefilot, now!

Yosef Chaim and Bracha, no words can describe how very special you are.

Avrohom and Chaya
(5/23/2013 12:16:33 AM)
Your dream has come true
Through this video you are already a mashpia! You are truly an inspiration!
(5/23/2013 12:22:19 AM)
I agree with all the beautiful comments,! # 6 and # 15 you stand out! Let us all do one thing in Mendle's merit!
(5/23/2013 12:34:45 AM)
Mendel Ata Yeled V'Yafeh V'Nechmad V'Tahor U'Bemet Chasid
Mazal Tov al Ha Bar Mitzva Shelcha ! Moshiach Ba Miyad V'Ata T'Hiye Haben Harishon Sheyirkod K'Negdo!!
(5/23/2013 1:01:06 AM)
to #6
wow wow wow welll said!! very convincing! Are you an author? or a news reporter? et cetera et cetera et cetera?? oh and mendel you are very inspiring!!
(5/23/2013 1:24:02 AM)
tears flowing
UNBELIEVABLE; the parents, the child, the emunah, the perseverance, the love, the simcha .... the absolute emesdik purity with which Mendel davens and does mitzvos!
in your merit alone Hashem should bring Moshiach

and like everyone said, you already are a mashpia, a big one!!
(5/23/2013 5:53:58 AM)
If only all of us could think like that, what a different world we would be living in. Yashar koyach to the parents, how incredible you both are.
(5/23/2013 6:47:27 AM)
Still emotional
I watched this video last night, the tears coursing down my cheeks. I am in awe of all the Boltons, Moshiach NOW.
(5/23/2013 7:30:11 AM)
The most heartfelt Modeh Ani
The whole world was created for that Modeh Ani
(5/23/2013 7:45:38 AM)
תודה רבה לכם
מגיבים היקרים תודה רבה לכם על המילים החמות מגיב 6 רגשת אותנו עד דמעות. ולכם col תודה על השיתוף כי זאת המטרה של מנדול להשפיעה על כמה שיותר אנשים. תזכו למצוות

יוסף חיים
(5/23/2013 7:46:27 AM)
pure soul
Avraham Fried accompanying music is wonderful.

The parents are so loving and dedicated.

Truly inspiring
(5/23/2013 8:13:10 AM)
In awe
Mendel stands heads and shoulders above most of us. How gripping and inspiring. As a parent of a special needs child, I know the pain of Hakodosh Boruch Hu's tests--and the unique pleasure when we overcome them. Mendel and his parents kindle Hashem's light for all of us--true mashpiim. I, too, am motivated to overcome my apathy and put more joy and energy into my mitzvos. Thank you, Mendel. I wish you good health and long life to continue your work as a Chossid of the Rebbe. May klal Yisroel be cured of all afflictions with Moshiach immediately.
(5/23/2013 8:42:12 AM)
such nachas
everyday we hear such terrible things, this is a ray of light, of brocha and of hope! There is hope for the youth of chabad!!!
(5/23/2013 8:45:18 AM)
איזה חסיד
אין כמו מנדל. ממנו אפשר ללמוד עולמות. בעז"ה אני מקוה לראות את שרט החתונה שלו. אם יש לעולם רק זכות אחת שיביא את הגאולה- זה מנדל.
(5/23/2013 8:49:17 AM)
truly inspiring
Mendy is a true inspiration. Every person aspecially children should see this video that illustrates the power of tefilla and how with emuna we see Hashems reveiled brachos!
(5/23/2013 8:49:48 AM)
שתי הבנים שלכם זכו בגדול
להיות בנים של הורים כאלו הקב"ה ידע עם מי לנטוע נשמות טהורות כמו מנדול ואחיו שיחיו
בעז"ה תראו עוד ועוד נחת חסידי אמיתי, עם חתונות, תורה מצוות גמ"ח ונכדים מכל הידלים שלכם!!!!!
אתם אדירים

(5/23/2013 9:19:01 AM)
Thankyou so much for posting Mendul you are a Mashpia already!
(5/23/2013 9:39:41 AM)
What a beautiful child!
The parents are incredible and Mendel has truly fulfilled his dream of being a mashpia already!
(5/23/2013 11:42:00 AM)
so emotional and inspiring, i dont usually cry but i couldnt hold back!! he and his parents are such inspirations
(5/23/2013 11:52:26 AM)
this boys faith in g-d goes beyond description of all praises. this video is simply inspiring, and reminds me the importance of keeping Torah and mitzvos especially because BH i am healthy!
(5/23/2013 12:16:54 PM)
Kol hakavod
I was truly inspired by what the parents did from this special child! How much effort and dedication !!?
May they bring him to chuppa umaassim tovim!
(5/23/2013 12:18:01 PM)
a must!
this video must be shown world wide to even secular jews. this boy can literally inspire others to teshuva!
(5/23/2013 12:26:20 PM)
Very special bochur!
Mendel and his parents have taught us how to be a real chosid of the Rebbe!

Thank you!
(5/23/2013 1:00:08 PM)
mwndy you a big chossid!!!!!!!!!
(5/23/2013 1:21:44 PM)
put me in
(5/23/2013 4:29:02 PM)
Special connection
Halivai I should have such emunah and strength that he has. His parents instilled so much in him its amazing! I usually dont cry. I'm still crying now. WOW! Thank you for posting this!
(5/23/2013 4:49:59 PM)
for a change a video to be treasured! Is it possible to get the family name, to be able to assist them in any way they may need.
(5/23/2013 4:51:13 PM)
We Want Moshiach NOW
(5/23/2013 5:33:09 PM)
beautiful and so inspiring! made me cry
(5/23/2013 8:20:58 PM)
Mendel is such an amazing young man.

For me, what was most moving is how much love and warmth his mother gives him. It is written all over her...

May you have everything that you need and want to be able to bring up your family in happiness, health and comfort.
(5/23/2013 9:18:25 PM)
telchu me'chayil el cha'yil
may u be zoche to continue your amazing work being mechanech him and bringing him up in the ways of torah and chassidus with the rest of your family!!
(5/23/2013 9:40:48 PM)
You are a Mashpia!
Mendy, you do not have to dream about becoming a Mashpia one day, you are one already! Keep up on your good ways and be a healthy boy until 120. May your parents, Yichyu, have much Chasidishe and healthy nachas from you and the entire family. You are blessed with very special parents!
(5/23/2013 9:49:11 PM)
Wow!! No words!!! Like most people already wrote here... i'm not the type to just cry when watching something, but I wasn't surprised when the tears just came pouring out!! I am so moved!! These parents are such precious gems! Iy"H, I will make sure to have more concentration when I daven.
So inspiring!!!
(5/23/2013 11:26:50 PM)
Wow. His Modeh Ani. Modeh Ani will mean something completely different to me now. I have never heard any person let alone a child say modeh ani like that. I am truly inspired. I will definitely be sharing this video.
(5/23/2013 11:28:43 PM)
thank you! thank you thank you
You are a real dugma chaya for all Mendul! Yashar koach and keep doing your shlichus in such a superior way!
May HShem bless your parents ad bli dai! Thank you for sharing
(5/24/2013 12:24:50 AM)
So BSimcha, even though he has so much he could be unhappy about!
(5/24/2013 1:48:26 AM)
eye open
a man like this shou he abl to shou the world/ppl like this part of our life/to shou we must be happy for what we got/and never think thy not one of us thy human just like us all
(5/24/2013 3:43:20 AM)
Battling parents
I'm moved to tears and will share with my own sons struggling with their Emunah!! Kol hakovoid to amazing parents and inspiring Chossid thank you for sharing
(5/24/2013 4:19:54 AM)
mendy's dream
your dream is definitely coming true! you are a mashpia to children and adults alike!
moshiach now!
(5/24/2013 11:34:19 AM)
a lesson for all of us to wake up, appreciate what hashem has given us, stop fighting and start loving!

Yidden, when Moshiach comes there will be zero tolerance to all the machlokes and shtusim
(5/24/2013 11:56:48 AM)
so amazinig
literally amazing
(5/24/2013 2:06:24 PM)
Very sad But Inspiring!!
I wish I could meet more people like you Mendel! You're the reason moshiach is yearning to come! You should grow up to be a huge chossid of the rebbe and lead us to the coming of Moshiach!
(5/24/2013 2:28:49 PM)
Kol Hakavod!
This is pure G-Dliness. Thank you for sharing.
(5/24/2013 4:03:06 PM)
bless you and your famiely
You are an inspiration to the frum world and the world at large.
You live the life of a TRUE chossid, we have so much to learn from you. Thank you!
(5/24/2013 4:55:15 PM)
Hashem shall grant you and your family all the brachot!
This was such a moving video, you are such a strong and special person Mendel, you are a diamond that shines amongst all and you teach us so much about being grateful to our aibshter for everything that we have. We can only learn how to be a better connected person to Hashem. You brought tears to my eyes, and your parents are amazing strong loving people, may we all merit to see moshiach now!
(5/24/2013 7:01:39 PM)
I liked the ending
His parents' hopes and expectations for his future are bright and they will certainly come true iy''H. Helps the rest of us feel that there is hope for us too in what we need. Thank you.
(5/26/2013 12:44:30 AM)
(5/26/2013 2:03:48 AM)
I am so touched and recommending many others to read this as we one can really learn from these parents.
May they see much nachas from him!!!
(5/26/2013 2:26:43 PM)
motivated and inspired
WOWWWW seriously nearly cried! this is one of the videos that will make me change and be a better person and chossid of the rebbe.thank you mednle and your parents! and hatzlocho rabboh and mendle when ure older you can definintely be my mahpia !
(5/27/2013 2:56:11 PM)
to mendel,
mendel, i just want you to know(can someone trasalate this)
im, a girl, so you cant be my mashpia, but your dream has come true. you, are my mashpia in a sence, my source of inspiration, im crying as i write this, many times i have doubts in hashem, and i feel he dosent hear me, but you just showed me how he really does, and everytime im gonna feel that way, im gonna whatch ur video, and i want you to know how much u tuached me, and how much this video has really really changed my life. thank you.
(5/28/2013 7:25:39 PM)
למנחם היקר
אתה פשות לימדת אותי איך להיות חסיד
והייתי רוצה שתהיה המשפיע שלי
רגשת אותי מאד
ממני מנחם
(5/31/2013 10:56:23 AM)
to Mendel's family
Thanks. Very inspiring.What a wonderful family.
(5/31/2013 8:13:19 PM)
להורים של מנדל
קטנתי. אתם גיבורים ממש. אין מלים. אני חוזר ושוב חוזר לצפות בסרטון הזה וכל פעם הוא מחזק מחדש.
תלכו מחיל אל חיל ויהי רצון שמנדל וכל הילדים שלכם יעניקו לכם המון המון נחת חסידי! אמן!
(6/29/2013 9:50:08 AM)
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