Nov 8, 2017
Family: Please Pray for Shua

Menachem Polonsky, brother of Shua Polonsky, a 31-year old father of 2 who is fighting for his life, has an emotional request for the Chabad community around the world.

Message from Menachem Polonsky:

Refuah sheleima l'Yehoshua Refoel halevi ben Yocheved

Team Shua Strong:

An update and I urge you to read this entire letter all the way to the end. The first part will be drastic. The second part positive. The third is a call to action.

We have just heard back from the doctors who looked at Shua’s stomach and colon today. They told us it was worse than they hoped and that Shua’s GI Tract looks to have gone undergone serious damage. Irreparable damage. They have told us there is nothing more they can do. They gave us the sentence. They said Shua has days if not hours left to live.

That is what they said.

Let’s go through this journey. We were told Shua’s heart is not working. Two heart surgeries followed. Then they told us his kidneys took a hit. Then his arms. His legs. His liver. Then there was clot in his heart and so they feared for a stroke (ie brain damage) and completed a third heart surgery to clean it out. Each time the doctors gave us the worst. Each time we turned to Hashem and prevailed. Now Shua’s stomach and IG tract is taking the hit. And his life is at stake, again. Hashem has decided that no part of Shua will be left untouched. The doctors don’t believe. We do.

This is another test. A hard one. They are not giving us any hope. But man does not decide life or death nor how long one has to live. Hashem does. And so we turn to him. We thank Him for healing Shua. We ask for another victory. We are confident that he will and is already healing Shua.

We will prevail. That is what we believe.

The call to action is to go above and beyond. If your feeling down right now, smile, go listen to a good song and sing with joy. Joy breaks all boundaries. Take a moment to feel alive. And thank Hashem for that feeling. Go eat something and thank Hashem for it. Do a kind deed. Say Tehillem. Learn Torah, it’s life. Go in your Instagram and like everyone’s photos. Everyone deserves love. Whatever you do, do something positive and spread some light.

Because you can.

UPDATE: Shua Polansky, 31, OBM

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refuah shelaima
we are shua strong out in LA!
besoros tovos!
(11/8/2017 9:30:36 PM)
Someone who cares
Refuah SHelamah Bkoruv
(11/8/2017 9:35:33 PM)
Hachlata for Shua
I'm committing to give tzedaka every day in the merit of his complete recovery
(11/8/2017 9:38:24 PM)
I will do as number 3
I second number 3
(11/8/2017 9:49:18 PM)
Shua strong
I am taking upon myself to be careful with saying Asher yatzar for refuah shleima for Shua!
(11/8/2017 10:17:43 PM)
We have faith.
We are Shua Strong and have complete faith that Hashem will completely and totally heal Shua.
If we can, Hashem can.
(11/8/2017 10:26:37 PM)
Besuros tovos
Davening for miraculous good news now!!!
(11/8/2017 11:23:18 PM)
Tracht Gut Vet Zayn Gut!
Think positively and it will be good! Sounds like this is the motto that you’re living by. That’s truly amazing but even more than that it’s precisely what Shua ùéØ needs right now too! He can hear you, tell him you’re with him and rooting and davening for him and that he WILL with Hashems miracles and kindness get through this trying time! For him to hear that the doctors have given up is difficult. He needs to know his family and friends and all his “extended family” - brothers and sisters -haven’t! He can and WILL recover BEZ’H. Kind of like when someone is running a race and he hears those around him shouting and rooting him on, that gives him the additional push to go faster and keep trying... Shua can hear us. Talk to him. Tell him we’re praying for him. Tell him we’re rooting for him. Tell him we know it’s going to be good very soon..Hashem has very talented hands. They’ve performed many many miracles. We’re going to see another! May it happen very very soon!
I’m Saying Tehillim, and thinking positive thoughts..and waiting eagerly to hear the good news very soon of Yehoshua Refoel Halevi ben Yocheved’s complete and full recovery!
(11/8/2017 11:29:02 PM)
I will put tzedaka tom in his honor and make an effort to continue.. praying for his recovery!!
(11/8/2017 11:34:35 PM)
I will say chitas for the next week iyH.
We split the tehillim for him.
He should have a complete refuah, bikarov!
Moshiach now!!!
Hashem, help your only child.
(11/8/2017 11:44:24 PM)
Doing mitzvos here too!
We did psukim with our kids tonight’s and I ma trying to do chitas and keep hard halachos for Shias recovery !!!
(11/8/2017 11:51:22 PM)
The Choleh is added to my list of davening. I recite at least 30 tehillim every day. IYH, may all of the Cholim merit a full Refuah Sheleymah. May we all merit the coming of Moshiach soon.
(11/9/2017 2:36:35 AM)
This post healed me..
Hashem please heal Shua!
(11/9/2017 3:18:24 AM)
I will daven everyday and say chitas
(11/9/2017 5:08:12 AM)
What a brother - gd bless you and the strength you need for his recovery
(11/9/2017 5:19:42 AM)
I will try to wash negel vasswr right away in the morning in zechus of his refuah!!!
(11/9/2017 6:31:03 AM)
Stay strong
Hey Shua stay strong brotha. I know you got this. You truly were an inspiration to me. Have been and will continue to pray for you.
(11/9/2017 6:31:21 AM)
Davening in the Holy city
(11/9/2017 7:44:32 AM)
praying for u in london
i don't know you , i woke up at 5 this morning , read this post and insead of scrolling thru my phone the next hour , i jumped out of bed washed negal vasser davened and said tehillim . i
just doing my bit for a speedy and complete recovery!
(11/9/2017 7:55:00 AM)
I will say prayers in my faith which goes to our God strength and belief young man as u have so many waiting for u to come through this
(11/9/2017 8:24:33 AM)
We must make this happen, Hashem- pour out your rachamim and complete refuah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(11/9/2017 8:28:10 AM)
I will be extra careful to only say positive things about others this week.
(11/9/2017 8:35:27 AM)
Said Tehillim
For a Yid that needs a refuah shelaimeh.

May he heal to the extent he forgets this episode in his life !!!

L'chaim L'chaim !!!
(11/9/2017 9:15:00 AM)
I will be more positive today, and celebrate life!
Refua shlema!!
(11/9/2017 9:32:33 AM)
Refuah shleima
Chai Tzedaka for life, Arichas yomim vshonim tovos
(11/9/2017 9:36:41 AM)
learning for shua
i will learn chumash every day for the next 2 weeks
(11/9/2017 10:18:57 AM)
Eve Emanuel
A refuah shlaimah bekorov!
(11/9/2017 10:27:41 AM)
Refuah Shleima
Refuah Shleima. Baking challah, making brachot, extra efforts at caring and kindness in merit of complete healing for Shua.
(11/9/2017 10:46:31 AM)
refuah shleima
Gave tzedaka and said Tehillim. May Shua's family receive good news.
(11/9/2017 11:14:55 AM)
Refuah shelama
I will iyH"m give tzedaka today, and be more respectful to my parents
(11/9/2017 11:27:06 AM)
moshiach rightnow!
I will say chitas
(11/9/2017 11:33:11 AM)
îöåä âåøøú îöåä!! For Shua strong!
Will iyh do 1 perek rambam till r"c.
(11/9/2017 11:38:15 AM)
Love you
Having you in mind !
(11/9/2017 12:46:28 PM)
Refuah Shelaima Bekorov
Hachlota for Shua's complete and speedy recovery - Hakaros Hatov. For the next week (and hopefully longer) to think of at least three things every day to be grateful to Hashem for and to thank Him.
(11/9/2017 1:24:57 PM)
i will take upon myself to say asher yatzer and modeh ani every morning for the next month [3
(11/9/2017 2:38:19 PM)
please provide updates
Please provide updates
(11/9/2017 3:10:45 PM)
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