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    My Son’s Battle With Leukemia

    University of Chicago Shlucha Baila Brackman writes about what her son Shmulie's battle with leukemia taught her about Pesach. Full Story

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    chaim36
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    chaim36

    A refuah shelema !!!

    Montreal, Quebec
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    Montreal, Quebec

    This moved me to tears. May he have a complete refuah bekoruv maamesh. May the Eibishter always smile upon you and your family. Your family are in my prayers now.

    miryam swerdlov
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    miryam swerdlov

    thanks you for putting us all in the ‘right place’ with the ‘right perspective’. please remember to invite me to shmulie’s wedding. i really want to be there IY”H.

    refual shleima!!
    Guest
    refual shleima!!

    may you have goood reason to celebrate Pesach bsimcha

    So inspiring!!
    Guest
    So inspiring!!

    Thank you for Sharing!!

    a friend
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    a friend

    GO BAILAH!!!

    Incredible
    Guest
    Incredible

    Thank you so much for sharing and posting.

    May your son be blessed with a complete and speedy recovery.

    Refua Shleima
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    Refua Shleima

    It’s hard for me to write, my tears keep flowing.I wish you a happy healthy Pesach.May Hashem heal all those who are in pain and suffering.May you have a truly lichtiga yeshudika Pesach.

    Meir
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    Meir

    BS”D
    didn’t have a chance to read article yet but wanted to convey my heartfelt wishes to Hashem and Brochos that he have a complete recovery now

    I trully hope
    Guest
    I trully hope

    He gets all better fast!!! U should have simchas always

    daven
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    daven

    plz tell us his full name so we can daven for him.

    From Dalya Erster
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    From Dalya Erster

    Thank you so much for sharing this.
    So moving and touching,
    May Shmulie have a refua sheleima, and his family have abundant blessing now and always,
    A good yomtov to all

    #teamShmulie
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    #teamShmulie

    #noonefightsalone

    tehillim
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    tehillim

    whats the name for tihhilim

    רפואה שלמה
    Guest
    רפואה שלמה

    שלח רפואה שלמה בתוך חולי עמך ישראל
    May we all experience the Ultimate Redemption even before Pesach!

    Very inspired
    Guest
    Very inspired

    This touched me so much. May Shmulie have a speedy and fast recovery and may you know of only simchas.
    Thanks for taking the time to write and inspire others.

    Refua Shleima
    Guest
    Refua Shleima

    Baila
    you are an inspiration! we are davenning for a Refua Shleima!!
    Besuros Tovos!
    Sora

    Amen
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    Amen

    Moshiach now

    We love you Shmulie!!!
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    We love you Shmulie!!!

    Keep being the amazing, strong, brave, happy, and incredible hero that you are! You are truly the greatest!
    May you have a Refuah Shelaima right away!!

    A CHICAGOEN
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    A CHICAGOEN

    REFUA SHELAIMA

    May Hashem bless him and his family with all the Brachos
    Guest
    May Hashem bless him and his family with all the Brachos

    She is so strong and so inspirational as well as her amazing son. All the Brachos.

    wow
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    wow

    so inspiring. may he have a complete and speedy refuah sheleima!

    Amen
    Guest
    Amen

    Exceptionally beautiful!
    Davening every day for this amazing kid!!

    Beautiful
    Guest
    Beautiful

    Wonderful message. Thank you

    Name to daven?
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    Name to daven?

    What’s his full name for tefilos?

    Go Shmulie!! Please daven
    Guest
    Go Shmulie!! Please daven

    Please daven for a complete refuah shleima for Boruch Shmuel Ben Nechama Beila
    Moshiach now!!

    refuah shelaima Now
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    refuah shelaima Now

    moshiach now

    Wow
    Guest
    Wow

    Beuatiful article. Shmuly sounds like a gem of a boy. Refuah Sheleimah!

    Amen
    Guest
    Amen

    and refuah shlaimah ukrovah!

    Beautifuly written
    Guest
    Beautifuly written

    Ty reb yossi for this.
    Iyh only good news

    Parent of child that had the big C
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    Parent of child that had the big C

    Tracht gut vet zein gut is a way of life…that line helped us get thru our challenging time…

    Thank you!!!
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    Thank you!!!

    What a special article!!! And what a special son you have. May he have a complete refuah shelaima and you have a Chag Kasher Vesameach!!! Thank you again for sharing.

    So empowered
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    So empowered

    Thank you so much for sharing this…

    gooo shmulie!!!!
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    gooo shmulie!!!!

    keep fighting!!!! your the best ever!!!

    Refuah shelaima
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    Refuah shelaima

    Good news now!

    REFUAH SHELAYMA
    Guest
    REFUAH SHELAYMA

    WITH YOUR INSPIRING WORDS TOUCHING OUR VERY SOULS,WE GO TO THE SEDER, EATING MATZAH-THE BREAD OF FAITH AND HEALING, WITH THE HELP OF HASHEM, WE WILL ALL CELEBRATE THE COMPLETE RECOVERY OF SHMUELIE. CHAG KOSHER VESOMAYACH. ephraim and tzivia moscowitz

    Touching article
    Guest
    Touching article

    This is a beautifully written, very meaningful piece. Wishing a refuah shleima to Shmulie and lots of nachas and revealed good for his whole family!

    Beautiful, beautiful
    Guest
    Beautiful, beautiful

    Very touching and inspiring
    I will keep your precious child in my prayers

    Name for Tehilim
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    Name for Tehilim

    ברוך שמואל בן נחמה ביילא

    Inspiring
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    Inspiring

    Shmullie is the ultimate example of Tracht Gut!!!, Thank you for giving courage to all those who are facing trying times. May Shmuel ben Baila have a refuah shleima and may all of klal yisroel experience the ultimate refuah. Moshiach Now!!!

    Motty

    B"H
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    B"H

    Will bl”n have Boruch Shmuel Ben Nechama Beila in mind by birkat cohanim. Here in Ir Hakodesh we do it at least once a day. May the matze from the second seder bring him and all who needs it a refuoh sheleimo ukrovo. However dark it seems, out of עבדים היינו can grow
    דוד בן ישי עבדך משיחך ר”ת של עבדים

    Chanymo
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    Chanymo

    Baila you are a talented writer!Refuah Shlayma and thanks for keeping us focused. Friilichen Pesach.

    #teamshmulie
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    #teamshmulie

    #noonefightsalone

    Full name
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    Full name

    Baruch shmuel Ben nechama baila

    Yossi Angyalfi
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    Yossi Angyalfi

    Beautiful written article, very inspiring, may we only have besurois toivois to share and refuah shleimah to Shmuli.

    Chanymo
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    Chanymo

    Baila you are a talented writer!Refuah Shlayma and thanks for keeping us focused. Friilichen Pesach.

    All of Chicago
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    All of Chicago

    We are sending brochas and tefillos to the entire Brackman mishpocha!

    name
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    name

    baruch shmuel ben nechama baila

    strongest kid ever!!
    Guest
    strongest kid ever!!

    Shmulie is the best brother ever:)
    We love you
    His name is boruch shmuel ben nechama baila

    shmulie! i never got my cheese burger delivered
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    shmulie! i never got my cheese burger delivered

    I love your prank calls!
    #teamshmulie
    #noonefightsalone

    Mrs.
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    Mrs.

    What an inspiration. We often get overwhelmed with the pessach preparations, and yes, they are quite detailed and challenging- However it is essential that we prioritize and focus on the larger picture- creating an atmosphere of peace and serenity, strengthening the feelings of joy and happiness in being Jews in being Free to celebrate our eternal customs. Refuah Shleima for Shmueli and for everyone who needs our prayers. And a joyous festival to all singles with prayers that your beshert will soon appear. And all those who are hoping and waiting for a new offspring, may your prayers be answered.… Read more »

    rephuah shelma
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    rephuah shelma

    remeber tracht gut vet zien gut

    sending u a hug Baila...
    Guest
    sending u a hug Baila...

    & wishing your son a big & huge Refua immediately!!!
    -Devorah Lipsh, Israel

    Refua Shlema
    Guest
    Refua Shlema

    May he have a speedy recovery

    Go Shmulie!!!!!!!!
    Guest
    Go Shmulie!!!!!!!!

    Refua Shleima!

    Refuah shelaima!
    Guest
    Refuah shelaima!

    So inspiring

    estie, mussie, and the brackmans...
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    estie, mussie, and the brackmans...

    WE LOVE YOU!!!!

    From B.C. in West Rogers, who spoke with you on phone recently
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    From B.C. in West Rogers, who spoke with you on phone recently

    Dearest Baila, I’m the one who spent Shabbos at your parents’
    so many times when you were a very little girl.

    Again we connect. Your article was beautiful both in content
    and writing skill. I send you a hug and pray that we hear only
    revealed good news about Shmulie’s progress and speedy,
    full, and everlasting remission. Please H”–Moshiach NOW!!!!

    Refuah shelaima
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    Refuah shelaima

    Shmulie keeps inspiring me to take on new hachlatos and to say an extra kapital on a daily basis. To the whole Brackman Family, I wish you only simchos from here on. You guys have so much emunah, its beautiful to see. Hashem should pour down His brachos on you, ad bli dai! I give you a bracha that with this pesach, you should have your geulah protis and most definatly the real geulah, with moshiach now. Please take on a hachlata for Baruch Shmuel ben Nechama Balia.

    A fellow Chicagoen and classmate

    SHMULIE!!!!
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    SHMULIE!!!!

    ive spoken to you soo many times on the phone and every time i ask you how things are going you always say im doing great B’H. Your the happiest kid i know may you have a speedy recovery!

    And to the whole Brackman family you are the best what you do for the chabad house and for shmulie is amazing and you are all such happy people! keep being the strong amazing people that you are!

    SHMULIE!
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    SHMULIE!

    Dear Shmulie remember me? Aharon. I was in your bunk at the chabad on campus kinus a short year ago. Refuah shleima! Your fan in Storrs CT

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