By COLlive staff
Shmuly Oirechman, the 6-year-old son of Tallahassee Shluchim Shneur and Chana Oirechman who was injured after being shot in the eye with an arrow, is celebrating some good news tonight.
Shmuly, who has had multiple surgeries and has been undergoing treatment to try and save his eye, has thank G-d heard good news from his doctor, Dr. Steve Schwartz of UCLA in Los Angeles on Monday.
“At a visit with Dr. Schwartz today, he told us that Shmuly’s eye is Baruch Hashem in better condition than expected,” Rabbi Shneur Oirechman told COLlive.
Shmuly had been scheduled for a surgical procedure on Tuesday morning, but it has been canceled, “since the doctor said that the eye is doing so well, there is no need to operate,” Rabbi Oirechman said.
The doctor even managed to remove the stitches from the previous surgery without putting Shmuly to sleep, Oirechman said.
Oirechman said that it’s remarkable that the day before their visit to the doctor, Shmuly wrote a letter to the Rebbe asking for a blessing.
“On his own, Shmuly decided to write a letter to the Rebbe, and he asked for a bracha that he should not need the procedure and the stitches should be able to be removed without one, and that’s exactly what happened!”
As far as restoring Shmuly’s vision, there has been no change, Oirechman said. “There is still light perception, which, the doctor says, gives him a good chance for future development in the retina field,” he said.
“Please continue to keep Boruch Shmuel ben Chana in your prayers – his kapitel is 7 – and include additional Torah study, acts of charity and kindness, and specifically increase in loving each other in honor of Shmuly,” Oirechman said.
To help with Shmuly’s treatment and recovery, donate at www.ChabadTallahassee.com/MitzvahforShmuly