Years ago in Russia, Amelia married young and had a daughter. The difficult labor left Amelia temporarily paralyzed, but she recovered. Then, sadly, her husband left her. Devastated, Amelia moved ahead, immigrating with her daughter to Israel, near Tel Aviv. Eventually, she remarried and gave birth to twin boys.
Again, the births took a toll on her and triggered temporary paralysis. Doctors then determined that Amelia had multiple sclerosis (MS). Added to that, her second husband abandoned her—leaving her to care for their twins alone.
She is now 48 and takes numerous medications just to keep the MS under control. Her daughter is 27, and Amelia works hard to take care of her 9-year-old twin sons. Surprisingly, she and her second husband reconciled during the pandemic. He has a full-time job and helps with expenses and Amelia’s care. Yet, living in a fourth-floor apartment, she can’t manage the stairs alone and has to rely on her husband or friends if she needs to go out. She misses her independence.
But friends like you were there. Through CBN Israel, donors gave her food vouchers to provide healthy meals. And we’re helping the family find an affordable apartment with an elevator—so Amelia can go out without assistance. She says, “Thank you! I have felt isolated for so long.”
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