Helene’s Story

Site created on August 25, 2018

Welcome to our CaringBridge for Helene Pine, a woman who touches and inspires so many people.  Helene is being cared for by Lennie, Ila, Caryl, David, Debbie, Ed, Joel, Eryca, Zak, Oren, Alana, Ari, Shayna, and teams of doctors, nurses, healers, family and friends. 

Helene had been feeling fatigued and weak for several months with pain in the abdomen area. Thorough examinations and tests did not determine the cause of her discomfort.
While  visiting relatives in Brooklyn with Lennie the 1st week of August, her fatigue became severe and she was admitted to a hospital. Sadly, tests discovered that she had malignant tumors in the liver. She and Lennie returned to Los Angeles on August 18, had a loving visit with all their children and grandchildren,  and close friends. They, and Ila, returned to their home in Palm Desert on Sunday, August 19.

She is receiving chemotherapy treatment, which optimally will shrink the tumors to provide more comfort and time. Her courage to choose treatment demonstrates Helene's strength and determination.  She is keeping positive through the support of amazing Lennie, her family and friends.

The CaringBridge Journal will provide updates on Helene's health; we'll keep it as up to date as we can. 

Helene is most energized while connecting with others, and in the meaningful relationships she has nurtured. You know that your words of love and support will help Helene deeply.  Scroll down to "Thoughts and Well Wishes" to send your message. 

Newest Update

Journal entry by Helene Pine's Family

If you are so moved, we would be honored for you to donate in Helene's memory to one (or more) of the following organizations, all of which held a special place in her heart and life:

Jewish Family Service of the Desert
490 S Farrell Dr C 208, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Website: jfsdesert.org (DONATE button on top right of the page)

Epilepsy Foundation
8301 Professional Place West, Suite 230, Landover, MD 20785-2356
Website: Epilepsy Foundation 
Donate: Epilepsy Foundation Donation

Inner-City Arts
720 Kohler Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Website: Inner-City Arts
Donate: Inner-City Arts Donation

Reminder: Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 2, 10 am, at Hillside Memorial Park and Cemetery - 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045 
(310) 641-0707 or (800) 576-1994

Gathering and lunch will follow the service at the home of Linda Stone - 9101 Sawyer Street, Los Angeles, 90035. Further gathering, noshing, and shared stories about Helene will be on Monday, June 3, 1-8 pm at the above address. 
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