(UPDATE 11/25/08: See this post for the latest news/urgent need for "Menschie.") Our friends from Community Kollel back in the day, the Landons, are a great family that have been dedicated to helping and teaching people in Jewish communities in several cities. We were with them doing chinuch and community work for several years in Des Moines, Iowa and now they are in Savannah, Georgia. Mrs. Landon was even Mrs. Yid's roomate before I was! However, they are going through a very tough time. Their young son "Menschie," has been battling Neuroblastoma practically since birth, as you can see in the picture above.
Rabbi Landon, though originally from the great white north, is now living in Dixie, teaching Torah in Savannah. Mrs. Landon must go back and forth to Atlanta, GA for treatments and as you can imagine, the whole thing puts a tremendous human and financial strain on them. They get support from Chai Lifeline and other worthy organizations, but we need to help as well, both by davening for the Refuah Sheleima of Menachem Shalom ben Miriam and by donating to their 501(c)(3) tax deductible fund at Chai Lifeline.
You can donate in two ways (donations cannot be earmarked for the Landon Family Fund online):
- By Phone: Call Chai Lifeline at (877) CHAI LIFE and earmark your donation to the Landon Family Fund.
- By Mail: Make checks payable to: "The Special Fund" *It is very important to note in the memo portion of the check "Landon Family Fund." Mail Checks to: Marilyn Bensinger, Chai Lifeline Southeast Division, 1140 Northeast 163rd ST #8, North Miami Beach, FL 33162
You can also stay updated on how Menschie and the whole family are doing at their blog, The Landon Family Page. Please daven for Menachem Shalom ben Miriam and donate!
(Picture courtesy of The Landon Family Page)
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