Can We Save this 2-Year-Old’s Life, as G-d’s Chosen People?
I wrote a column years ago for the Algemeiner. When Gershon Jacobson, The founder and the Editor of the paper died, then, so did my “Save 1 Person” column. I can not tell a lie, I never wrote a column before the Algemeiner one and when the idea came up to Gershon at the wedding of Greg and Chani Bell, Gershon said “why not?”. So when I bumped into the current editor, Dovid, at a Chabad house on the upper east side, the column was brought back to life.
So let me introduce myself again: I’m Lauren Finkelstein, the founder of a non profit called Save 1 Person. Each week we highlight one person in the media who needs a medical miracle. It’s been quite the ride, from Help Me Howard of PIX and the National Enquirer joining in to save lives, to most recently, mommy bloggers assisting to get the word out. Has Save 1 Person exploded on the media scene? No! Have we saved lives, yes!
When I was interviewed by PIX recently, the producer asked “how successful have you been?”. I replied, “We were very successful to that little boy who’s daddy we kept alive”. What is success? Success is when you save a life because one life can be the world, as the Talmud teaches. Jews are supposed to be a shining light and example to the world and what better way to shine G-d’s light than to save a life?
This week, I want to highlight a very tragic situation. A two-year-old boy, Julius “JuJu” Delahoz, was fine one moment and then the next he had a brain hemorrhage. The doctors at Montefiore in the Bronx have said there’s nothing more they can do. How can doctors say that? Only G-d can say when there’s nothing more to do. The parents are completely at a loss and don’t know where to turn. The mom is looking for a specialist, a top neurosurgeon, a family who’s been through this situation to hold their hand and to show them how to get to the other side, with their baby.
Can you save a 2-year-old? To learn more about this situation, go to save1person.org. To call the mother directly with a lead that can save his life, call Carmen at 718-501-3762. Save 1 Person. Save The World.