Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4
75-year-old Galina has faced a lifetime of anti-Semitic treatment, deprivation and extreme poverty while living in Ukraine. As a child, she was never able to meet her grandparents because they were hunted down and executed by the Nazis before she was born. When our rescue team recently found this sweet woman, she was suffering from a multitude of acute medical conditions including heart disease, osteoporosis, inflammation of the gallbladder and severe hearing loss.
Galina met her beloved husband Serge while they were both attending the same high school in Kiev. The two fell in love almost instantly and married a year later, after they both graduated. These two love birds both dedicated their lives to each other while working side by side to build their successful marriage, business and future.
As the economy in Ukraine deteriorated after the revolution of 2014, Galina and Serge ended up losing their business. This put an immense amount of pressure on Serge to somehow find a way to earn an income. Unfortunately, there just was not any work to be found for a 68-year-old Jewish man. Sadly, the pressure and stress that Serge endured lead to a host of medical issues that tragically took his life two years ago.
“Saying goodbye to my best friend and the love of my life was the hardest and most devastating thing I have ever had to do”, says Galina. “I did not know where to turn, what to do or how to live without my partner next to me. My world was shattered and the pain from loneliness was the worst thing that I have ever felt in my life”.
Galina has just entered our Senior Care Services Program where our coordinators are putting together a complex treatment plan to treat the many medical issues that she is suffering from. Our in-home team has begun to make regular visits to her home to ensure that she is receiving the loving care and companionship that she so desperately needs.
Let us together join hands with our dear sister Galina and all of the thousands of elderly Jewish people in Ukraine who desperately need our help. Together we can heal them through our life-saving care and then raise them up, just as God has called upon us to do.
May God bless you for helping us to bless Israel and our suffering Jewish brothers and sisters.