Faces of the Fellowship
Nina, an elderly woman in the former Soviet republic of Moldova, used to be a brilliant doctor. She was once fluent in Yiddish, Russian, and Ukrainian, yet today, she suffers from dementia, and is often disoriented. She only remembers Ukrainian, since that was her first language, and suffers from heart disease and glaucoma.
Andrii and Halyna are a young couple who just arrived in Israel from Ukraine with the help of The Fellowship. They can’t wait to start their new lives in their biblical homeland, and are especially grateful that their 1-year-old son has a chance to receive better medical care.
Daniel’s parents wondered why their son didn’t play make believe games with his dolls and friends the way children usually do. The family had recently escaped war-torn Ukraine and were living in Moscow, and Daniel’s mother, Olga, was able to bring Daniel to the Fellowship-supported Chamah Center for Child Development for help.
Sergei had poured his heart and soul into building a small business in western Russia, and then it went bankrupt. When this happened, Sergei immediately worried about his 6-year-old son, Rostik. Sergei and his wife had spent most of their earnings on getting medical care for Rostik, who needs . . .
Yosef is an 86-year-old Holocaust survivor from Morocco. He fought in four of Israel's wars – the War of Independence, the Sinai War, the Six Day War, and the Yom Kippur War, during which he was injured. Today, Yosef lives in a public-housing apartment that was renovated by a Fellowship volunteer.
Mikhail, 71, once had a good job as a radio technician, a family, and a secure home to return to at the end of the day in Moldova, part of the former Soviet Union (FSU). Today, Mikhail is divorced and has little contact with his sons. Retired and barely able to support himself on his tiny pension, Mikhail spends his days in a house that is falling apart. Learn what The Fellowship is doing to help.
Eighty-eight year old Chaka lives alone in the former Soviet Union (FSU) and relies on The Fellowship just to survive. Only 11 years old when World War II broke out, Chaka's life was turned upside down. Her father was drafted into the army, and Chaka and her mother were evacuated to Turkmenistan from Moldova, where they spent four long, arduous years. . .
When Jonah started having odd communication problems as a toddler, his mother, Marina, was devastated. She had seen these same behavioral difficulties in Jonah's older brother, Anton, when he was a toddler. She began to face the reality that she has two children with autism.
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