Thursday, May 03, 2007

Chaya Mitchell's Story

It's four o'clock in the morning and I've completely lost it...I just read this post and now I can't stop crying. Chaya's cousin wrote it so simply and yet so clearly, "She [Chaya Mitchell] left seminary before Purim because of a few headaches. Turns out it was more. A lot more."

She directs you to Chaya's story so I assume it's okay to link to it: see here for Chaya's story.

I don't know what to do. I want to do something. I can't just sit here and feel so helpless.

EDIT: Just found out that Chaya is NOT, as I was told earlier "not responding and in a coma" although her oxygen levels are low. Thank God it's not as bad as I thought it was! Though it's still pretty bad...


Sarah Likes Green said...

Tefilla. That is what you can do.

Anonymous said...

Organize Tehillim. Send out mass e-mails to people you know and assign Tehillim to everyone who responds. Try to get a whole sefer being said at least once a day. May Hashem grant a refuah shleima to all the cholim of Yisrael.

Chana said...


Thank you...I just don't feel like that is enough.


They've already done that for her (organized Tehillim groups and meetings and have the whole sefer being said for her.) But thank you...

So what else can I do?

Erachet said...

Maybe give tzedaka to organizations dealing with sick people, like those with cancer? Or give donations to hospitals or places doing research for better treatment of cancer patients. When my aunt had melanoma, and also after she passed away, it sort of made me feel better when my dad was collecting money for research for better treatment of melanoma. You never know what that sort of research can come up with to make present and future cases of cancer and other diseases less fatal and less painful. You just never know. It always sort of gave me hope.

C said...

Hey Chana,
I can definitely relate to your feelings of hopelessness. It's hard.

I want to share what someone told me when my grandmother A"H was diagnosed with cancer 7 months ago. She told me that now my Bubby cannot do all the things she wants to do because she is physically unable. She told me that the best way to help her was to do for her what she cannot do herself.

There are many things that are important to Chaya that she is unable to do now. Maybe it'll be a tremendous zechus for her if we can accomplish things in her merit.

From what I know of Chaya, she is a girl who is so careful to be friendly to anybody and everybody. I also remember that she loves to learn. Maybe by helping others and learning a little extra in ways that she cannot will bring down more brachos?

Who knows, but I think it's definitely worth a try.