Rafael Shmuel ben Fraydel Miriam, the young boy whose health struggles caught the attention and tugged at the heart of the entire Klal Yisroel, passed away Sunday night.
Rafael Shmuel was born with his intestines outside of his body and required surgeries immediately after birth. Miraculously, Rafael Shmuel survived and spent several years being cherished by his family.
Unfortunately, Rafael Shmuel’s condition required correction through more surgeries and he returned to surgery last week accompanied by the tefillos of Klal Yisroel.
Though the surgery was a success Rafael Shmuel’s vitals dropped and he was in critical condition for a few days before stabilizing slightly. Late last night, Rafael Shmuel took another turn for the worse and returned his neshoma to its Maker early this morning. In his short time on earth, Rafael Shmuel, with his sweet and childlike requests, was able to inspire hundreds and thousands of Jews to unite and daven and take on extra mitzvos as zechusim that will accompany him l’netzach.
The levaya details will be posted when available.
Boruch Dayan Ha’Emes