Bed for Nomi
Nomi, 88, is a Holocaust survivor who, like many others, does not like to talk about her past. She is a widow who currently lives in a rental apartment, along with her daughter and son-in-law.
Nomi lived in Belarus with her pregnant mother when the war broke out. They were eventually sent to a ghetto in Minsk where her mother gave birth. Miraculously, Nomi’s mother was able to pass Nomi off to a Russian friend who worked near the ghetto.
In 1941, Nomi’s caretaker left her at an orphanage where she stayed until the end of the war. In 1946, her uncle managed to find her and, along with her aunt, raise her.
Nomi now supports herself on a monthly government stipend, most of which goes towards paying her full-time aide. Nomi’s daughter tries to help her as well, but her financial situation is also rather dire.
Nomi, who is now mostly bed-ridden, is sleeping on an old bed that is sunken in the middle. It is far from comfortable, especially for an elderly woman.
Having survived the horrors of the Holocaust, Nomi doesn’t deserve to spend her final years in discomfort. If she could get help buying a new bed, her quality of life would certainly improve.