Frum Brooklyn Baby Facing Very Rare Infection


sasonkinThe Sasonkin family of Crown Heights is facing a horrifying medical and emotional situation as their 8-month-old son was diagnosed with a rare infection. Moshe Sasonkin, the youngest of 5 children, was a happy and active child up until three weeks ago.

Upon his birth, his proud parents, R’ Nachum Sasonkin and his wife Dina held a bris and received many blessings for a long and healthy life.

Nachum himself is grateful for all he has in his life, as just 15 years ago he was in the van at the Brooklyn Bridge shooting which left him with a bullet in his brain.

“If it would have gone in one more millimeter, I would have been blind,” he says.

But this past month, Nachum and Dina were dealing with a more recent crisis: their son Moshe was suddenly attacked by a virulent infection.

20 doctors from all relevant units – hematology, pediatrics, oncology, orthopedics, infectious diseases, burn care specialists, plastic surgeons, intensive care specialists – were present at his consultation.

The head physician said, “Between us we must have 300 years of experience, but we’ve never seen anything like this.”

They ruled that the situation will necessitate the amputation of both of Moshe’s arms, one leg and most of the other foot.

“Moshe has a long road of treatment and recovery ahead of him,” his parents wrote to in an email.

“He needs a lot of thrapy, prosthesis, medical equipment, and more – all of which will cost an exorbitant amount.”

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  1. “How can you help? By easing the financial burden on this family that is already dealing with so much.

    Donations are tax deductible. Checks should be written to “Special Moshe’s Charity fund” and can be mailed to: 550 Rockaway Ave. Valley Stream, NY 11581 or can be deposited straight to Bank of America, acct # 483026918722
    The most important part to help ease the burden ofd the shoulders of this tragedy stricken family.

  2. How heartbreaking. I wish them all the strength in the world during these very trying times. I can’t even imagine what they must be going through.

  3. They should look into trying sodium chlorite, otherwise known ad MMS. It kills viruses, bacteria cures many diseses. There are web sites with information.They can avoid amputation etc. PLEASE, if they value their child’s life, and wholeness of body, they should look into this. May he have a Refua Sheleima quickly B’eszras Hashem.

  4. Mean, cruel, incompetent Butchers!! I just can’t accept that the only solution is the butchering of this child!!! Have they contacted any Gedolim??

  5. What about bariatric oxygen? There is a doctor is Eretz Yisroel who saved many people from amputations. Can anybody tell them about this?

  6. #9 – we have sodium chlorite in our home and have used it with no adverse affects. We also know other people using the compound for different medical problems and it is helping them. If used as directed it can save this baby’s life and for more info.

  7. If he has an infection that the doctors have ruled warrants amputation, who is to say that the infection won’t progress after the amputation. they must try and stop the infection and reverse its affects.

  8. hey #9 – we have MMS at home and use it regularly. It has to be used as directed. If used properly it can cure many viruses and infections and save lives. Of course there are websites against it, but, there are also websites with positive information. A person who is looking fro a yeshua has to try everything and be informed. Mainstream doctors don’t always have all the answers.

  9. The wisdom comming out of these comments is mind boggling if not laughable to say the least.

    There is a very serious decision to be made here ( no body should ever be in this predicament )I am sure the parents have plenty of sleepless nights making the right decision, and the nonsense advice that so called Nonexperts are advising is nothing more the sheer stupidity.

  10. I agree with the people who say that they (the doctors should try to heal the infection. By all means contact gedolim in Eretz Yisroel and elsewhere. Speak to the parents to give them chizuk and have someone speak for them to the doctors to put the amputation on hold until all avenues of help have been exhausted. Organize tehilim groups worldwide. Remember the mamar that says “even if a sharp sword lies on a persons neck he shouldn’t stop asking for rachamim. In addition to all these POST HIS NAME ON ALL JEWISH WEBSITES FOR SAYING TEHILIM.

  11. It is shocking that this unfortunate family is getting medical advice from a body of people who certainly aren’t MDs, most likely aren’t college graduates and may not have even graduated high school. This family has selected medical care which likely as not is top notch and we should be supportive in our comments. Though amputation is horrifying it has saved the lives of a myriad of people – non withstanding this or that story from a Rebbe.

  12. To all those giving advice, I don’t know if you realize how much time is of the essence. Just keep davening for Moshe ben Dina (or whatever his complete name is). Even without knowing the complete name, just stop every time you come across this and say some Tehillim – 20, 30, 120, 121, 130 and 142, or whatever you know by heart.

  13. Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) is a powerful and selective biocide which will help you if you receive an attenuated vaccine. In the event that your vaccine carries Mercury, you may also benefit from the oxidative properties of ClO2. Chlorine Dioxide is FDA approved for municipalities to purify water and to be use as a sanitizer by meat, fish and vegetable packaging plants. It is quickly becoming the method of choice for state and private hospitals not just for its superior ability to kill all kinds of bacteria , viruses and other pathogens but also because of Chlorine Dioxide’s harmless toxicity levels. With the publication of Jim Hubble’s book Chlorine Dioxide has been readily available to purchase on the internet under the name Miracle Mineral Solution or MMS. It is recommended that you buy from a reputable source such as

  14. The baby’s full name is Moshe Ben Nechama Dina,
    unfortunately the amputation has already been done and now they need your tefilos and donations to help him get the help and prosthetics he needs to live life to the fullest possible.

  15. even if you dont have his name you can still daven for him. stop asking what his name is and daven for ‘this young Jewish child’ who needs our help

  16. I read somewhere that Extra Virgin Coconut Oil can kill viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

    Any possible remedy should be tried before C”V mutilating a baby’s body!

    May Hashem have mercy on the poor baby!

  17. All those who are submitting “unproven” medical advice are only doing so to save this poor child from mutilation and so he can be cured and live a normal life. I am a strong believer in alternative heath and in doing the least harm in treating disease.I don’t see why others are offended by this advice. These people really care about this baby. Hashem Yeracheim.

  18. “Donations are tax deductible. Checks should be written to “Special Moshe’s Charity fund” and can be mailed to: 550 Rockaway Ave. Valley Stream, NY 11581 or can be deposited straight to Bank of America, acct # 483026918722”

    Comment from Y? that’s it?

    I would love to contribute. How do I know that the below is not fraudulent? Seriously. I would have suspected that the address would be a Crown Heights address.

    Rabboisai, before you mail money, do your checking.

    It is Maztav’s responsibility to validate that address and account before posting

  19. the address is of the boys uncle Rav Yitzchok Goldschmidt ShLIT”A who is the Shliach in vally Stream NY. hes the one dealing with the monetary issues, you can donate online at
    for all those giving advice i’m sure they all have the best intentions, but please keep in mind that no one wants the kid to be happy more then his parents do, and to say that Ch”V they didnt do everything in their hands to prevent it is poshut cruel. as someone who was heavily involved i can tell you that the amputations happened over a week after the the doctors recomended it, the family tried everything, eventually the situation was getting dangerous and there was no choice anymore