Monday, February 23, 2009

Continue to Pray For Moshe Avitan (Moshe Rafael ben Aliza A'isha)

Here's the letter I received from Moshe's mother-in-law, but because of Internet problems, I'm only posting it now.

Moshe and his wife Sarah were shot at by Arab terrorists over a month a go. Moshe was very seriously wounded in the head. He has made a miraculous recovery, but as you'll read in Ruth's letter, there are still very crucial and difficult problems.

Dear Relatives and Friends,

Well, Moshe's long-awaited appointment with the eye doctor took place yesterday. The verdict is that there is scarring on the retina and the macula in both eyes. As I understand it, the vision in the left eye may improve slightly when the hemorrhaging there clears. This may require an operation. Moshe has another appointment in a month to get another evaluation. The doctors say that at the moment there is nothing that can be done to improve Moshe's vision. However, there are new advances being made all the time and it may be that something can be done in the future. In the meantime, we need to keep praying!!

Moshe sounds to be in good spirits and is trying to keep occupied in between doctors' appointments and therapy sessions.

I'll try to keep you all posted if there is anything new to report.

Have a Shabbat Shalom (a good and peaceful Sabbath),


Refuah Shleimah, A full and speedy recovery, to Moshe Rafael ben Aliza A'isha.


Maya / מיה said...

Thank you so much for posting this... I'll pray for them too. This kind of thing brings the reality of living here home for me... it's easy to feel so safe and untouched (at least, as an olah chadasha).

I just started my own Israel-related blog, and I'm going to put this blog as a link. It's a tongue-in-cheek look at different aspects of Israeli culture from the perspective of a wannabe Israeli. :) Please check out my blog if you get a chance!

Batya said...

Maya, good luck with your blogging.