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Judy Pachino posted a new journal entry, "Week 43".

One of the therapists that worked with Mel in the early days at Kernan spotted him during his PT session this past Monday.  Her delight as she approached him, ... Read more

Ruti Eastman signed Mel's Guestbook.

Mel and you remain in our prayers! May he have a complete complete COMPLETE recovery! Read more

mindy lipowitz signed Mel's Guestbook.

We are so glad that Mel continues to improve & we only hope one day soon it will be a complete recovery!!!Mindy & Jud Lipowitz Read more

Ruti Eastman signed Mel's Guestbook.

Wow! We can never know why Hashem chooses our individual struggles for each of us; and no one has the right to presume why Hashem chose another person's path.That said, ... Read more

Bracha Goetz signed Mel's Guestbook.

Thank you for your illuminating update.  May you both continue to be blessed with more and more goodness to reveal. Read more

Judy Pachino posted a new journal entry, "Week 39".

Mel had another good week.  His work in OT and PT was productive, grip strength and balance steadily improving. The cold and frigid temperatures have been a challenge ... Read more

Ruti Eastman signed Mel's Guestbook.

We are overjoyed to hear news of this continuing success story, and pray for Mel's complete recovery. Looking forward to seeing the two of you one of these days in Israel! Read more

Eve Messing signed Mel's Guestbook.

Dear Mel and Judy,With each update of Mel's progress one would be blind not to see the power of Hashem.  All of the tefillot and Judy's unwavering support is incredible. ... Read more

Melody Hartuv signed Mel's Guestbook.

It is very rare for me to be speechless (I heard that snicker, Mel) but you shoveling snow has done it!  You truly amaze me.  Now, the next time you're here in Israel, I ... Read more

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