Emotional: Man Meets His Child For The First Time

Though the little boy and his Abba had been in the same city for the past few months, they might as well have been worlds apart.

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Moshe Taretzky
Moshe Taretzky
צילום: Vaad Harabanim

Everyone in the room was holding back tears as Moshe Taretzky, a young father of 4, held his 3-month-old son in his arms for the first time. Though the little boy and his Abba had been in the same city for the past few months, they might as well have been worlds apart: Moshe had been in the hospital, fighting for his life.

Moshe Taretzky is suffering from a rare esophagial disorder which makes it extremely difficult for him to eat. In the past year the condition has worsened drastically, to the point where he can now only ingest food through a feeding tube. Though he and his wife Bracha knew that there was a surgery available which would correct the issue, they declined due to a lack of funds. Slowly but surely Moshe wasted away into a living skeleton.

Finally he became so weak he could not even move. Bracha arrived at the hospital to give birth to her youngest alone, as her husband was in another hospital barely conscious. Tragically, Moshe was unable to attend his own son’s bris.

Doctors have made the Taretzkys’ options clear: Moshe needs the surgery now, or he will die. The family is having an extremely difficult time coping with the many expenses involved, as Bracha struggles to raise her 4 children alone.

An emergency fund has been started to help the Taretzskys, so that Moshe can be well again and return to the children who so badly need him.



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