Dear readers of Matzav.com,
We are writing to you on behalf of our son, Elimelech ben Basya Gradon, who is now eight years old.
In December 2012, Eli was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Over the past 16 months, Eli has gone through many different treatments, such as seven rounds of chemo, an eleven-hour surgery, a stem cell transplant, radiation, immunotherapy and many other treatments.
On March 3rd, the treatment plan concluded and Eli was on the way to a refuah shleimah after having eight months of clean scans. On March 10th, a few weeks ago, Eli again went for scans, which unfortunately showed that the tumor and cancer had returned and were more aggressive then the initial diagnosis. Eli has already restarted a new treatment plan and has already had a round of chemo. Be’ezras Hashem, he will respond well to it so we can continue to help him fight this terrible machlah.
I am writing this and reaching out to the world to follow what a family friend of ours has done b’zechus Elimelech ben Basya. On Purim, Reb Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz and his family donated $1,200,000 – one million two hundred thousand dollars – as matanos la’evyonim to aniyei Eretz Yisroel as a zechus for our son.
Please, if anyone can do anything, small or big, be it in the form of tzedakah or chesed, in your home, your shul, a yeshiva, or elsewhere as a zechus for our son, it would mean the world to us and iy”H provide the zechuyos that he so desperately needs.
Eli’s fight against this machla has been documented in a blog that we updated nearly daily so that family, friends and anyone who cares can follow his progress. It can be found at www.eligradon.com.
Thank you to Matzav.com