Ezer Mizion Clears 40 Years of Garbage for Cancer Patient


 The motto of Ezer Mizion is “Choosing Life,” and it will do anything in its power to save a patient’s life, even getting involved in garbage.

A young girl was battling a monster named Cancer and needed every bit of help she could get. What she did not need was a massive onslaught of bacteria invading her home.  Yet, keeping her home relatively bacteria-free was impossible with a garbage heap more than three stories high right outside, in her courtyard.

Another resident, an 82-year-old man, considered the commonly-owned courtyard as his private space for his “collections,” and for 40 years, he continued to dump garbage, junk, scrap metal, plastic containers, bottles, barrels, wooden rods and planks, and more. Despite the residents begging him to remove this health hazard, he adamantly refused. The residents clearly needed direction in combating the problem, and now, with one resident fighting for her life, the issue became crucial.

Ezer Mizion provides assistance for cancer patients in many areas: psychological therapy, practical help, medical referrals, and legal advice regarding insurance. Its bone marrow registry facilitates life-saving bone marrow transplants.  “Would they also help out in the issue of garbage?” the family wondered.

True to its motto, Ezer Mizion, together with Hadassah Hospital, set the wheels in motion by contacting the correct parties. Legal bumps were smoothed out in record time. In three days, seven workers labored to cart away over ten tons of garbage. Large families of non-human residents were evicted from what they had assumed to be a permanent home.

Ezer Mizion was happy to have added another weapon to the arsenal of its young patient. May she merit a complete and speedy recovery.


{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}