Sunday night: A minyan is around Chaim Yosef Klein’s bed. The beeping is slowing down now… Shema Yisrael! Watch the heartbreaking video>>>
Less than a Week Before…
It’s tuesday. Tatty told Mommy that the doctor said to go to the hospital. “Tatty’s been tired and a little dizzy,” Mommy explains to Mendy, “he’ll be right back.”
The doctor says that the blood tests show late-stage Leukemia. But not to worry, Chaim Yosef is young and the treatments should work. Back at home, Mommy tells Mendy that she’s going to visit Tatty, “He’s coming right back, but I need to visit him.”
When I sing I can bear the pain
It’s Shabbos afternoon now, Chaim Yosef is getting hooked up to even more wires when his brother walks in. He’s already in a hospital gown, his face the color of ash. His brother has brought some chulent, but neither can eat. The pain is so intense. “Let’s sing, I’ll feel it less.” They sing together, two brothers. But the leukemia overpowers the Zmiros. His brother steps out to get painkillers, but when he comes back Yosef Chaim is unresponsive.
Can Mendy read?
The entire Kehilah has come to the Levayah. Mendy understands exactly what’s going on. His two younger brothers are quiet, but he’s pink-faced from sobbing. Someone kneels next to him, holding a Kaddish card. “Mendy, can you read this for everyone?” And he begins, “Yi, Yis, Yisgadal V’Yiskadash Shmei Raba.”
Don’t Leave Mendy Alone!
Mendy, is all alone. Chaim Yosef worked for every penny he had and without him their future is crumbling. He was pillar of his Kehilah and the rock of his family. Now there is nothing.
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