Hi Everyone, another month has gone by and we have been in touch with Schmoul's donor, Yehuda Cohen. These are some of the pictures he has sent us and he graciously said we could share with you all. He seems to be a wonderful young man to whom we will be eternally grateful. His blood went onto the bone marrow registry when he was a new recruit in the Givati Brigade. It is an Israel Defense Forces infantry brigade stationed within the Gaza Strip. Yehuda is currently studying at a yeshiva in the north of the country in a city called Maalot. His family is from South Africa but they immigrated to Israel when Yehuda was 4 years old. Yehuda is a triplet and also has twin siblings. His home is in Beit Shemesh, which is right next to Jerusalem. He was very happy to know that his stem cells went to a Jewish person, as are we.
As for Schmoul, he is getting healthier and stronger every day. His prednisone is down to 25mg. and his skin is looking great. Once he hits 20mg, Dr. T says he will hang out there for awhile to allow his body to adjust. Schmoul has been working on his strength and stamina and has been out walking and riding Lucy in the garage on the trainer.
Hope you all are having a healthy and happy summer. Send your prayers and good wishes to Yehuda for saving Craig's life.