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Posted 2019-07-08T19:18:53Z

Day +420 -- Meet Yehuda Cohen!

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.  

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Comments (13)

  • David K Yancey
    David K Yancey

    Glad to read this great news about your continued progress, Craig! Made my day. Good to know about Yehuda and many thanks to him for his sacrifice and kindness.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jack Keane
    Jack Keane

    Wow this is special news. Nice to see the mystery, miracle worker.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Steve Dawson
    Steve Dawson

    Hey Craig! Glad to hear you are improving. Don’t be too hard on Lucy!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kurt Breuer
    Kurt Breuer

    Great to hear. You will be joining the Israeli army to fight the comi's next Ha Ha Take that ISIS!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Shelly Goldstein
    Shelly Goldstein

    Wonderful news gratefully received

    one year ago · Reply
  • Donn H
    Donn H

    Wow, may Mr. Cohen be blessed! And so great to hear of Craig's progress! :)

    one year ago · Reply
  • George

    Great News. It's good to see him walking by the house.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Terence Patrick Wehrly
    Terence Patrick Wehrly

    I’m so glad you were able to put a face and name on Disraeli Gears, and looks like he is connected to an upscale restaurant chain in San Diego County. Love ya

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sally M Bjork
    Sally M Bjork

    Have been without internet for about 6 days and finally it has been restored. First thing I opened was this update - loved hearing this great news. Will continue the Iowa prayers and will now include Yehuda. Awesome

    one year ago · Reply
  • Yehuda cohen
    Yehuda cohen

    Thanks to you all guys! It's my privilege and mitzvah! PG welling to come and visit one day

    11 months ago · Reply
    • Leesa Rosenberg
      Leesa Rosenberg

      We all will meet some day.

      11 months ago · Reply
  • Avital cohen
    Avital cohen

    So proud yehuda, wishing refua shlema and joy!

    11 months ago · Reply
    • Leesa Rosenberg
      Leesa Rosenberg

      Glad you are able to be a part of our community.

      11 months ago · Reply