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    Recipient Thanks Kidney Donor

    COLlive Exclusive: When a 54 year-old Lubavitcher was in desperate need of a kidney transplant he didn't expect his donor to come forward so quickly. Full Story, Photos

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    Tzadik
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    Tzadik

    Should be well and healthy and bring Moshiach speedily !!!!

    beautiful
    Guest
    beautiful

    wow…

    hindy..
    Guest
    hindy..

    lovely story.. a beautiful chanukah miracle.. oif simchas…

    Sandman from New Haven
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    Sandman from New Haven

    Mendy – What you did was amazing. What a Mitzvah! Happy Chanukah and easy recovery.

    wow!~
    Guest
    wow!~
    from your cousins in florida
    Guest
    from your cousins in florida

    mendy we are so amazed the zchus zol bieshtain

    congratulations Mendy!
    Guest
    congratulations Mendy!

    I could not come to the seudas hodoah but I’m very impressed! Yashar koach and the good work!
    Pinchas Margolis

    Beautiful
    Guest
    Beautiful

    Ahavas Chesed has blood drives every few weeks, perhaps Collive can help publicize that too.

    The Schechters
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    The Schechters

    Mendy, we feel humbled and honored to know you. You are a very special person along with your special wife. May you always have the koach to do many more mitzvohs in good health. A freilichen Chanukah!

    wow
    Guest
    wow

    beautiful mendy, u changed soo much, i was your counselor when u were three yrs old

    !!w
    Guest
    !!w

    WOW!!!!!!!!!

    Good going man
    Guest
    Good going man

    Great story

    refuah shlaima
    Guest
    refuah shlaima

    mi kamchoh yisroel

    REBBE'S DOLLAR'S.
    Guest
    REBBE'S DOLLAR'S.

    if you scroll down photos, 2 before last, you will see Mr. Hirsch Pekkar giving two people who were recipients, plus the donor, that is three people in all, giving his actual Rebbe’s Dollar’s as Chanukah gelt, what a beautiful gesture on this Simcha of life being restored.

    Chony M
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    Chony M

    I am very inspired and impressed. It couldn’t have been easy to give up a part of your body, but you did the what the aibershter and the Rebbe would have wanted. May they both watch over you in this zchus for your entire life.

    what a special person
    Guest
    what a special person

    what a wonderful and great person to give away a kidney. what a beautiful example of ahavas yisroel. May Hashem bentch you with all good things!!

    Boruch Hashem
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    Boruch Hashem

    May you both have only simchas!!!

    Wow...
    Guest
    Wow...

    Pure Ahavas Yisroel. No other words.

    fellow jew
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    fellow jew

    wow that;s awesome mendy!!!

    wow Mendy!
    Guest
    wow Mendy!

    Very impressed how you’ve matured into a wonderful young man. Like # 10 I also remember you from New haven Hebrew Day. Only Brochas…….yashar Koach!!

    no werds
    Guest
    no werds

    Mendy,He’s a real tzadik!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We love you
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    We love you

    We love you ,mendy

    My Shliach!!!!!
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    My Shliach!!!!!

    Mendy was my Shliach in Toronto for 2 years,and his Ahavas Yisrael is truly inspiring.Mendy arranged Mivtzoim, making sure every last jew would be taking care of…..

    MENDY YOU ROCK THE HOUSE BABY!!
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    MENDY YOU ROCK THE HOUSE BABY!!

    We all know how you’ve been helping yidden b’ruchnious… What an amazing zechus to be able to help another yid in such a manner b’gasmious as well. You are truley an inspiration. Hatzlocha with all your future endevours…from an old roomie.

    Not enough credit
    Guest
    Not enough credit

    Rabbi Leider has been running Ahavas Chesed for many years and he does it completely out of the goodness of his heart he is a real Tzadik.
    I know he doesn’t care for it, but it is about time that he is getting some public recognition.

    devorah leah
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    devorah leah

    this is one of the most touching things i have ever heard… you always were an incredibly special girl but this really blew my mind. only somebody with a heart like yours could have done this. may the aibeshter watch over both of you and may you be bentched with many many brachos.

    wow
    Guest
    wow

    true ahavas yisroel

    btw
    Guest
    btw

    btw the matthless’ have 2 beautiful children ka”h. A son and a daughter.

    cousin
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    cousin

    mendy, im so proud to be your cousin. You did such an amazing thing! Im still in shock!

    Mendy
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    Mendy

    I’m so amazed……. WOW!

    I Am Humbled.
    Guest
    I Am Humbled.

    I don’t know you but I am so humbled by you.
    You have done a true act of chessed, absolute selfless giving of your self. You have earned yourself a olom habah.

    GEVALTIK!!!
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    GEVALTIK!!!

    YOU ACTUALLY SAVED A JEWISH LIFE!!! YOUR GAN EDEN MOST BE GIGANTIC !!!

    Another Lubavitcher yungerman who donated
    Guest
    Another Lubavitcher yungerman who donated

    The sacrifice of donating a kidney is overrated. It is almost zero pain as these surgeries in these days are performed laproscopically (besides the kidney removal which is a minimal cut). Also, recovery time is very short.

    I don’t mean to minimize Mendy’s great sacrifice and mitzva, as well as other donors. I’m just saying, that if you think that you aren’t the superhero type, you don’t have to be. If you are willing to sacrifice some time and minimal discomfort, you can be the next Mendy Mathless to another desperate kidney disease patient.

    donating a kidney
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    donating a kidney

    The one receiving the kidney has so much bitachon and hope in Hashem through all tzaros that they go through from when it fails and going through dyalisis 3 times a week 4-6 hrs per day of treatment, a must to be cleaned and to stay alive equals no life b’gashmiyus, falling down psychologically and still believing in Hashem which can go on for several years R”L like by Woonteiler – Hashem shall heal him if bderech hateva let a donor come forth – I think there is more to respect and give honor to the receiver. The donor like… Read more »

    SIMPLY , SUPERLY SPECIAL................, AND THEN SOME!
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    SIMPLY , SUPERLY SPECIAL................, AND THEN SOME!

    FROM US ALL , IN MONTREAL
    WORDS ARE TOO POOR TO DESCRIBE THIS TRUE MESIRAS NEFESH..
    MAZELTOV, MANIFOLD!

    wow
    Guest
    wow

    beautifull

    Credit for Mendy's wife too!
    Guest
    Credit for Mendy's wife too!

    Let’s hear it for Mendy’s wife for allowing her husband to donate a kidney!

    It was great meeting you Mendy & Devora Leah!

    May you have lots of more simchas and nachas in your family ’till 120 years!

    Best wishes,

    Chaya Lipschutz

    Rabbi Lider - what a wonderful person!
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    Rabbi Lider - what a wonderful person!

    Rabbi Lider does such great chesed and did an extraordinary job here! He is also a partner in helping save this man’s life!

    May you and your family be in good health ’till 120 years!

    Best wishes,

    Chaya Lipschutz

    Kidney donors are urgently needed!
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    Kidney donors are urgently needed!

    Please come forward to help save Ruvain’s life! He has suffered enough! If you are blood type A or O, and in good health, you can save his life! Please contact Rabbi Lider and come forward to test for Ruvain. When Ruvain’s friend needed a kidney – he was more concerned about his friend then himself! He is such a special person! I got to know him and I can say this about him! Information about kidney donation is on my website KidneyMitzvah.com Also, being a kidney donor myself, (as well as my brother) I can give you all the… Read more »

    impressed
    Guest
    impressed

    very moving mendy

    Lubavitcher yungerman who donated
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    Lubavitcher yungerman who donated

    I agree with 34. The people who suffer and fight for survival have a lot more to be admired for. Some of these people battle for ten years to stay alive, so their struggles aren’t ‘fly by nighter’ struggles but rather a serious spirit of life fueling their will to fight.

    May all that need a yeshuah have one and all that need a geulah experience it now mamash. And, Mazel tov to Recepient and Donor. Tzum gezunt un laynge yohr.

    beautiful
    Guest
    beautiful

    its so nice to hear of good things happening

    Incredible mitzvah...
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    Incredible mitzvah...

    Mendy…you are truly amazing! Inspirational! Your grandparents a”h and late father a”h would have been so proud of you. They are surely shepping great nachas in Gan Eden. You must come from such a good family and raised with the right midos and perspective on life. May hashem reward you for this great mitzvah and may your family be blessed with simchos and brochos b’harchovah.

    MENDY
    Guest
    MENDY

    Mendy – it is so nice to see your picture again after such a long time – and for such a beautiful mitzvah, –

    Shauli Minkowitz

    no words to express
    Guest
    no words to express

    mendy hashem should bless you with good health and long llife together with allthe family ihave no words

    Amazing person!
    Guest
    Amazing person!

    they should both be blessed to live complete healthy lives till 120

    Women out there interested in donating a kidney as well?
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    Women out there interested in donating a kidney as well?

    Just want people to realize this – and not everyone knows this, that a woman can donate a kidney to a man, and visa versa. So, if anyone women out there considering kidney donation, please come forward to test for this Lubavitch father of 9 who so desperately needs a kidney. And for those women who are in their childbearing years, yes, you can have children after donating a kidney. I had made a kidney match in which the donor had a baby less than 2 years after donating a kidney. And I know someone who donated a kidney in… Read more »

    devorah leah
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    devorah leah

    to my beautiful friend devorah leah….i have no words…. may your lives be filled with much happiness and many brachos!

    A Tzaddik
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    A Tzaddik

    Wow, Mendy, hopefully others will follow your lead. It gives new meaning to “sheli sheloch”

    beautiful!!!!:)))))
    Guest
    beautiful!!!!:)))))

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    Simply Beautiful Story
    Guest
    Simply Beautiful Story

    Much Nachas & good health to you & your families.

    wow
    Guest
    wow

    wowo mendy youre an inspiration to us all!! may hashem reward you ten times fold!! with health and all inyonim!

    WOW!!!
    Guest
    WOW!!!

    So proud of you!!! Really, really amazing!
    Dovid Leib and Sheina Sara

    Liron
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    Liron

    Mendy! Yasher Koiach! May Hashem bentch you!

    to # 33
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    to # 33

    I realize the point you’re trying to make. However, when a person has two kidneys he has one to fall back on. When you donate one of your kidneys you don’t have that extra kidney to fall back on if ch”v there is a need.
    No matter, I’m sure the aibershter will protect Mendy and any other potential donor till 180.

    to 55
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    to 55

    The way kidney disease works is if it strikes, it strikes both kidneys at the same time. There was never in the history of planet earth a man that had kidney disease in one kidney. If one is struck, the other isn’t spared EVER. (Unless he was born with one kidney or had the other removed).

    Mendy We  are ALL SOOO Proud of YOU
    Guest
    Mendy We are ALL SOOO Proud of YOU

    From your Bar Mitzvah Teacher!!!

    a cousin
    Guest
    a cousin

    blesses you for the chesed you showed!You were a gutta shaliach in giving a human being new life. Your wonderful mother and lovely wife should reap continued nachas from you. Much health and hatzlocho.

    Aishes Chayil
    Guest
    Aishes Chayil

    To Mendy’s wife: You are an awesome person.Surely all beautiful brochos coming your way will be m’kooyam.

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