A young Chabad boy was seriously injured Thursday, after a large rock fell on him at Kever Shmuel Hanavi in Jerusalem.
Memu Strassberg, the 14-year-old son of Chabad Shluchim in Pennsylvania and a student of the Chabad Yeshiva in Tzfas, was injured Thursday when he was climbing on a stone wall and a massive piece of rock became detached.
The large rock knocked the boy down, pinning his leg underneath.
The boy was rushed to Hadasssah Ein Kerem Hospital, where doctors immediately took him into emergency surgery, and are working to save his leg.
He is listed in serious condition.
Doctors are currently monitoring his condition to make the sure the blood flow continues and doesn’t get infected, his family notified.
“The doctors said that usually when someone comes in that way, they would just amputate, but they don’t know why they immediately tried to save the leg,” his family said.
“Thank you, thank you everyone for your tefillos! I know the achdus and tefillos of yidden everywhere is helping. Please continue to davening as our son is still in surgery and it’s a very long road ahead of be”H, besuros toivos,” his family said.
Please say Tehillim kapitel 15 for Menachem Mendel ben Rivka.
A fund has been set up to assist the Strassberg family as they deal with this crisis.
A Vaad of Shluchim from the Greater Philadelphia Area, including Rabbis Moshe Brennan, Yossi Kaplan, Shraga Sherman and Yudi Shemtov, are currently raising funds to help the family.
“The story is still unfolding and the family’s financial needs are still unknown. What we do know is that family will have large medical costs in the care of their son as well as local needs of taking care of a large family with one parent flying to Israel to be there to support Menachem Mendel,” they said.
All donations are tax-deductible under Chabad of Penn Wynne.