“Trauma” comes in many forms. For some, it is a small moment which sticks with us. For others, it is years in a dysfunctional household which sends a ripple effect through our lives and our childrens’ lives, for what can feel like forever.
When Chedva Vishinsky got married 8 years ago, she was like any bride: Excited and hopeful for the future. Unfortunately, however, unforeseen circumstances sent her and her children into chaos. She now lives alone with her two kids, Ayala (8) and Yosef Shalom (7). She supports and raises them alone.
The hours Chedva can work are limited, as she is the only parent available to watch them. She has no family in the country. Her children require intensive therapy, but such luxuries are not a possibility. The Vishinskys are so far behind on rent that her landlord wants to evict them. If they are evicted, they will be homeless – they have nowhere to go.
Chedva speaks for herself in this moving clip:
If you or a loved one are able to help Chedva, Ayala, and Yosef Shalom so that they can have a safe place to live, food on the table, and the therapies they need, it would truly save their lives.