I turn to you with a shattered heart, grieving over the loss of my precious baby daughter.
About 18 months ago, after much anticipation, my wife and I received the wonderful news that we were expecting a child. For nine months, everything was perfect and we felt so blessed and grateful for our own personal miracle.
Then, all of a sudden, with no advance warning, everything changed. In utter shock, we listened to the doctors explain that the treasured little baby for whom we waited so long was born blind, with additional complex heart and lung complications.
My name is Alexnder Zikind Hanfling. I live in Jerusalem. My wife and I were brought up with unwavering faith that everything HaShem does is for the best, and so we embraced our little girl and, with encouragement from the doctors, set out on a path of complicated treatments to stabilize her condition and save her life. Baruch HaShem, we saw improvement. We spared no expense to do what we could to help our little girl, and after depleting all of our savings, we began taking loans to finance every possible treatment and medical procedure.
What can I say? HaShem wanted our daughter’s pure soul back with Him. In the last month of her life she contracted pneumonia. Her little body was too weak to fight overcome the strain, and within a few short weeks, our precious daughter passed away, leaving us broken, shattered and destitute.
And so, we are left with a terrible hole in our hearts and huge debts of hundreds of thousands of shekels from the money we borrowed to try to save our baby’s life. We have no idea how to begin paying back these loans.
We have no questions. HaShem wanted us to go through this difficult experience and now He wants us to learn humility by begging for help.
So that is what we are doing – begging for help.
Please, dear Jews, help us to rebuild our lives. Don’t let this awful debt keep us from starting anew after our terrible loss. No one should know such pain.
Please, we need your help.
May you be blessed with good health, happiness and joy and may you know only nachas and contentment all the days of your lives.
Thank you so much.