By COLlive reporter
The Sasonkin family is facing a horrifying medical and emotional situation as their 8-month-old son was diagnosed with a rare infection.
Moshe Sasonkin, the youngest of 5 children who live in Crown Heights, was a happy and active child up until three weeks ago.
Upon his birth, his proud parents R’ Nachum Sasonkin and his wife Dina held a Bris ceremony and received many blessings for a long and healthy life.
Nachumi himself is grateful for all he has in his life, as just 15 years ago he was declared brain dead following the Brooklyn Bridge shooting.
But after years of physical therapy, he had a remarkable recovery, pursuing rabbinical studies and living with a bullet in his brain.
But this past month Nachumi and Dina were dealing with a more recent crisis: their son Moshe was suddenly attacked by a virulent infection.
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.”
They ruled that the situation will necessitate the amputation of both of Moshe’s arms, one leg and most of the other foot.
The procedure took place Tuesday, 21 Kislev.
“Moshe has a long road of treatment and recovery ahead of him,” the parents wrote to COLlive.com in an email.
“He needs a lot of therapy, prosthesis, medical equipment, and more – all of which will cost an exorbitant amount.”
How can you help? By easing the financial burden on this family that is already dealing with so much.
Donations are tax deductible. Checks should be written to “Special Moshe’s Charity fund” and can be mailed to: 550 Rockaway Ave. Valley Stream, NY 11581 or can be deposited straight to Bank of America, acct # 483026918722
You can call 516-825-5566 for more information.
You can donate online, HERE