Beds for Anna and Gabriel
Anna and Gabriel’s story is tragic. Both in their 60’s, Anna and Gabriel lived in their family home with their 25-year-old son, Meir, who suffers from Down’s Syndrome. Their married daughter and son-in-law and their seven children lived with them as well. Anna and Gabriel’s other three children no longer live at home.
A few months ago, the family’s home was destroyed in a fire. Anna and Gabriel lost almost of their belongings in the fire. Unfortunately, they did not have home owner’s insurance.
Neither Anna nor Gabriel work, as both of them have numerous physical ailments. Anna has fibromyalgia and chronic knee, back and neck pain. Gabriel has had a number of strokes and has trouble walking. In addition to battling their illnesses, Anna and Gabriel spend a lot of time dealing with Meir’s physical and emotional needs.
This is a couple who supported their five children until adulthood and were now expecting to concentrate on their own physical deterioration. Instead, they have to figure out how to rebuild their home and their lives.
The couple’s most pressing need right now are beds, as they lost theirs in the fire. A good night’s sleep would go a long way to helping this family move forward.