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Baby Facing Shocking Infection

8 month old Moshe Sasonkin of Crown Heights was diagnosed with a rare infection and is facing shocking consequences. Full Story

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Shriner's Hospitals--as soon as he's stable.
January 6, 2010 6:07 am

If you don’t have great insurance, get hooked up with Shriner’s Hospitals; they’re all over–the closest may be in Phily. They give free service and prosthetics and therapy. Other than that, definately speak with a social worker regarding getting on Medicaid and SSI special benefits for disabled children.

to 75#
January 3, 2010 10:02 pm

you are right… to
12# how do you know what is her full name?

To #53
December 31, 2009 9:14 pm

Sorry, but didn’t you know that a doctor gets his abilities from Hashem? Tehillim isn’t just ‘nice’: It’s THE KEY TO GEULAH!!! AD MOSAI!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. Sasonkins, family, friends of the Sasonkins: My heart goes out for you. I will daven for your Moshe, and know that we share your pain: KOL YISRAEL AREIVIM ZE BAZE!

Thank you
December 31, 2009 4:13 pm

to all the people who already agreed to say tehillim-namely, numbers 11,12,31,39,45 and 70. (and #4 but that’s me so I can’t thank myself ) I know it doesn’t mean much to call you by a number, but if you’re reading this then you know who you are.

If anyone else is able to say any more, please do 🙂
And if you already agreed and you forget or don’t have time and miss a day (or even more) that doesn’t mean you should give up on trying…anything you can say counts!

December 31, 2009 3:21 pm

Hashem Yishmor!! Only good news for the family.

December 30, 2009 5:52 pm

to the family member of this gorgeous baby,

Check out http://www.cameronclapp.com , a teenager who lost 3 limbs and became an athtlete and counsels other amputees. maybe this can help them in the long journey ahead.

refuah sheleima, shaifeleh.

your emunoh
December 30, 2009 5:07 pm

your emunohm, bitochon and your ability to follow the Rebbe’s directives, and our holy Torah from HaShem should give you koach to deal with this. We all care, and we are davening for koach. May the baby have an easy recovery and go on to do Torah and Mitzvos and help bring the Geula Shleima!!

tehillim-always good
December 30, 2009 3:47 pm

im saying yom yud zayin-its out of order but a commitment I feel I can do,please cont with hey-tes zayin & the rest!

No no no, cannot begin to fathom this
December 30, 2009 1:43 pm

HaShem MUST send us Moshiach RIGHT NOW to make this baby whole again

December 30, 2009 11:20 am

so sad 🙁

December 29, 2009 11:58 pm

I wish the Baby a easy recovery, and wish the family much luck with geting the fund.

to Moshe from #65
December 29, 2009 8:50 pm

read the article! the operation happened!!

they now need your money, not good wishes

this is so sad

December 29, 2009 8:16 pm

i’m verry desoled to see this picture,and i hope that “hachem” do a miracle ,and this baby dont need a operation amen!!the rabbi and hachem is with you amen ,im writing from paris,good luck!

may he have a refuah shelaima! moshiach now!
December 29, 2009 7:33 pm

is it his whole arms and legs or hands and feet?

To 62
December 29, 2009 3:40 pm

Do you know what strain of bacteria it was? There is also a reaction to antibiotics used to treat infections that causes the equivalent of massive burns on the skin. The entire skin blisters and huge losses of tissue occurs. This reaction is often deadly. The immunization is for a type of bacterial meningitis that causes massive vascular clotting due to toxins released by the bacteria as it rapidly reproduces. If someone is exposed to that, they are usually given the vaccine and the state of NJ mandates it for all incoming college freshmen.

to #60
December 29, 2009 12:56 pm

That is not what happened to Moishe.

20 doctors from all relevant units – hematology, pediatrics, oncology, orthopedics, infectious diseases, burn care specialists, plastic surgeons, intensive care specialists – were present at his consultation.

The head physician said, “Between us we must have 300 years of experience, but we’ve never seen anything like this.”

There is NO immunization against the infection he got.

December 29, 2009 11:27 am

i cant stop looking at his picture of his little hands, tiny baby hands which his parents will no longer see. They must have kissed his hands a thousand times before the operation.

Just an idea
December 29, 2009 10:29 am

There are non-Jews who would contribute to such a tragic case. Maybe it should be publicized in the general media. Also #59, it isn’t a virus, it is a virulent infection caused by a bacteria that quickly multiplies, produces toxins, and then causes the blood to clot in all the smaller blood vessels, thus causing death to tissue in fingers and toes. In the case of this child, it went beyond the digits into the limbs. There is an immunization to one type of infection like this but this boy may have been too young for it.

Just Terrible .
December 29, 2009 8:37 am

I cant even fathom such a tragedy …. May hashem give you all the strength you need and more …

What kind of virus was this ? I have never heard of anyting like this. Mond you neither did all those Dr’s. Is this something that is preventable ? Immunizations ? etc …. Thank you for any info anyone can share.
Also , there are several of us here in Canada that want to donate. Is their a way to get a canadian tax receipt.

to the parents
December 29, 2009 1:44 am

May Hashem bless you with only revealed good from now on. We are thinking about you and davening for your beautiful baby Moshe.

I cant stop crying!
December 28, 2009 11:35 pm

I am so hurt ,i cant daven.

a Bracha from a hurting heart
December 28, 2009 7:59 pm

Moshe shy’, his parents, siblings and grandparents, and all of his family, and all of his extended family i.e. klal Yisroel should be bentched with only revealed good from now on with the coming of Moshiach. He should be restored to good health and happiness very very soon.

to #44
December 28, 2009 7:28 pm

C. Kuperman for supper.
May Moshe have a refuah Shleima Now.

December 28, 2009 7:26 pm

to the parents, the brothers and sisters and the whole family
may they have only good times and simches from now on

to #51
December 28, 2009 7:04 pm

Read the article: it happened already
what the family needs now is $
Tehillim is nice but as a medical student I know they have now a very very long way to go with oversized bills that any family will find it hard to cover

oy hashem!!
December 28, 2009 7:01 pm

this is so sad i can’t believe i just read this! how can such a thing happen!

this is so tragic AD MOSAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 28, 2009 6:50 pm


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December 28, 2009 5:39 pm

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Medical Assistance
December 28, 2009 4:11 pm

I urge the family to be in contact with Rabbi Firer of Ezra LeMarpeh at http://www.ezra-lemarpe.org

Hashem Hashem
December 28, 2009 4:01 pm

Hashem Hashem kel rachum vechanun!!!!

I gave $100
December 28, 2009 3:06 pm

I wish I could give more. Please give as much as you can too.

South Bend Mother
December 28, 2009 2:56 pm

My heart aches for you. South Bend is davening for your precious little one.

Tehillim yom vov
December 28, 2009 2:37 pm

I will say Yom VOV…
Hashem AD MOSAI!!!
Please stop the suffering…we can’t take it anymore!!!
As far as HACHLOTOS, someone recently suggested to me, when I voiced my thoughts that “if only we had peace in the community of CH, Moshiach would probably come,” that we should each just look for the good in everyone and not worry or point at anyone else. I took her words to heart, as she gave it over in a very beautiful, non-critical way. I think if we can just at least try and spread that message and do our best…Yechi HaMelech…Moshiach NOW!!!

neighbor in building
December 28, 2009 2:35 pm

Is there someone who can be contacted to find out if supper can be made for the family or if any help is needed with the children

December 28, 2009 2:20 pm

we are all with you and feeling for you even though we are not calling we are thinking about u and your family may hashem give you the koichos and bitachon to carry on.,,,

December 28, 2009 1:35 pm

why specifically for 40 days?

December 28, 2009 1:32 pm

In my mind, this conjures up horrific memories of the Holocaust and Israeli bus bombings – except that in this case, it is not through man and terror, but by the hands of heaven. To me, it is no less horrifying and it is just as impossible to comprehend in any way. This has wrecked my day(s). Here’s a comment to Hashem: Cut it out!! Just get that geulah shleima here right now!! Skip this torture; have we not suffered far more than enough?!?!? Dovid haMelech wrote, “Why should the nations say, ‘Where is your G-d?'” But we have now… Read more »

December 28, 2009 1:30 pm

This baby is now OUR baby. This is obviously too much for these young parents to bear.
As a community, we need to step up to the plate and do everything possible to get OUR baby the equipment he will need.
so, Ladies and gentleman, guys and girls, single and married – Please step up to the plate for this family and lets make it happen.

December 28, 2009 1:28 pm

i will say yom hey

December 28, 2009 12:49 pm


thats shocking !! hashem yishmor !!!!!!
December 28, 2009 11:10 am

kol yisroel areivim ze leze
we share responsibility for this beautiful baby
i dont have any clue why hashem chose this situation !!!!!!
i will try do my part ,reflection
and say tehillim yom daled for forty days !! and daven with my class for his refua shleima

I feel so depressed :(
December 28, 2009 10:06 am
from a first cousin.
December 28, 2009 9:59 am

the amount needed is over $600.000.00, being that they need four limbs and every limb is close to $200.000.00

To the Family - The Friendship Circle
December 28, 2009 9:29 am

Just to let you know we are davening and thinking of you please let the friendship circle know if you need anything / volunteers to play with the kids, new toys to keep the kids busy just know we are just a phone call away
718 907 8852

How much money/what range is needed?
December 28, 2009 8:09 am
To #29
December 28, 2009 7:21 am

Yes she is a Gottlieb…the one that lost a sister last year…

of course
December 28, 2009 6:40 am

i will say yom gimmel

to # 20
December 28, 2009 6:21 am

I was not chas v’sholom trying to be negative, but the article implied amputation was in the immediate future, not that it had been done. I thought maybe there is some doctor somewhere willing to try some different solution, but obviously it was not possible.

I apologize for causing you pain. I have added the baby to my Tehillim list & I am sending a check to help with the costs. I am sorry I can’t find the right words, but I pray Hashem gives you all strength.

Signed, #9

Moshiach now!
December 28, 2009 6:17 am

Is dina a gottlieb? chaya gottlieb a’h’s sister? How much Hashem?!

More Tehillim
December 28, 2009 5:54 am

We need more Tehillim! (You can ask other people you know too….)

Cannot find a single word of comfort, besides ...
December 28, 2009 4:32 am

the prosthesis are now wired into body and brain-controlled – the challenge is to learn to control them. I am thinking the small child should do better job learning that. How many times they would have to be changed as he grows … we are talking here enormous money. In any case, they get more advanced every year (and more expensive too). I did not want to sound cynical – I do feel very sad – I just wanted to say there are certain hopes for certain things – but the money are badly needed.

December 28, 2009 4:26 am

We MUST daven!!! beg and demand from hahsme that this is NOT OKAY!! we need moshiach now!!

Why do bad things happen to good people GOLUS!
December 28, 2009 3:31 am

We need Moshiach now! I am donating and hope everyone else will as well.

December 28, 2009 3:21 am

550 Rockaway Ave. Valley Stream, NY 11581 this is his brother in laws chabad house. depending on where you are im sure you can get it to the family someway or anohter.

December 28, 2009 3:17 am


Adam Curry
December 28, 2009 2:17 am

Horrifically heart breaking article

refuah Shelaima
December 28, 2009 2:15 am

Dina and Nochum, we are davening and crying with you. May Hashem grant him and you the speedy Yeshua and the koach to deal with your situation.

A close family member
December 28, 2009 2:03 am

To #9
the amputations of both hands and feet were already done. OF COURSE this was their LAST resort. THERE WAS NO OTHER OPTION. What they need now is everyone’s Tehillim and financial support. May Hashem bring an end to this dark and bitter golus now!!!

oh my
December 28, 2009 1:59 am

its just not fair!!!!!!!!!!!

i have cash
December 28, 2009 1:46 am

can someone collect or is there a ch location i can drop it off at?

Help in Eretz Yisroel?
December 28, 2009 1:05 am

I remember reading in the Hamodia an interview with a doctor in Israel who healed people while preventing amputation. Try to get hold of a center or askan that can help, I know that there is a center in Israel called Refa’ainu,perhaps they would know the name of this doctor. Wishing the baby a complete refuah sheleima now!

oh my....
December 27, 2009 11:31 pm

simply horrifying….

December 27, 2009 11:19 pm

NOT FAIR. WHY WHY WHY?????? I cant imagine how traumatic this will be for the older children too!!! MOSHIACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i;m crying
December 27, 2009 10:46 pm

this is just so so so sad
i gave $18
will try give more in a week

December 27, 2009 10:46 pm

can some mashpia or Rov or someone pls give us some concrete ideas/hachlotos that all of us around the world can do. how many pure and beautiful innocent kinderlach and their families have to suffer? of course there are hachlotos we can all take upon ourselves but what about a universal one/s? too many kinderlach have been affected! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AD MOSAI!!

To # 4
December 27, 2009 10:39 pm

I’ll say yom bais
The baby’s name is Moshe ben Nechama Dina.

December 27, 2009 10:35 pm

ill say yom bies for 40 days

December 27, 2009 10:25 pm


of course we will
December 27, 2009 9:14 pm

but is amputation the only option? isn’t there one doctor anywhere in the world who can help Moshe? We’ll all pay for his treatment.

Doctor, step forward & help this child! We are here with our checkbooks.

ad mosai!
December 27, 2009 7:41 pm

Hashem Yishmor! How could this happen to a perfectly healthy baby??? He is ka”h an adorable baby. Please help the family, its a worthy cause

oy vay
December 27, 2009 7:23 pm

he should have a quick and complete healing now- refua shelama! moshaich now!

shome shomayim
December 27, 2009 6:39 pm


Redfua Shleima
December 27, 2009 6:36 pm

Is his full name moshe ben dina?

December 27, 2009 6:28 pm

Donate money…and DAVEN!!

We should split up tehillim again like we had been planning to do another time through the comments here…I’ll say Yom Alef (of the month)

Ad Mosai
December 27, 2009 6:21 pm

What a beautiful Child KA”H, Hashem, it’s only You Who can help. PLEASE bring Moshiach!!!! An innocent little Neshama’le should not have to suffer!!! AD MOSAI!!

Hashem Yishmor!!!
December 27, 2009 6:13 pm
December 27, 2009 6:11 pm