How are you? How was your Passover?
I was wondering if you might be able to help us with one of our elders who
attends the day care center for disabled elders. His name is Moti*. He is 75 years old and paralyzed from the waist down and blind in one eye.
We are interested in taking him to dance classes in his wheel chair, as part of our sports initiative.
We have a volunteer dancer who will be his partner. The main problem is his
old dilapidated wheel chair.
This email arrived at about 3:30 this morning from Linda Mosek, a social worker and head of CLICK, an Israeli organization that provides social services for elderly residents in the city of Hod HaSharon. We admire Linda and her professionalism and when we can help solve difficult situations involving her elders, we will.
This latest request was special; we could not help but write back immediately (It had been a sleepless night here) and tell her our check would go right out. For under $150, Moti will have a new wheelchair in which to spin around during his upcoming dance lessons! (and it all transpired in but 15 minutes of email exchanges) Who could say no to this?
We promise a picture when the actual lessons begin. It will be priceless.
*His name has been changed.