By most people’s standards, Malka Heimlich has more than enough reason to complain. Instead, this amazing mother of 14 kids maintains her bravery & optimism against all odds:
Malka had received surgery for a torn tendon and was walking one day when she heard a “snap.” Now she is confined to a wheelchair. This would be challenging enough, if she weren’t also in the process of raising a large family, and marrying off two kids.
Doctors have told her that she needs surgery in order to walk again, but the procedure is beyond her financial means. And so she remains unable to stand, in more ways than one.
The Heimlich family is now in an extremely difficult situation. They do not have enough income to put food on the table, and may need to cancel their engagements as well. Knowing that bikur cholim & hachnasas kallah are gargantuan mitzvos, the Heimlich family has opened a fundraising campaign humbly asking for help.
Each contribution brings them close to a functional life, something every child deserves.