Beds for Shimon’s children
Shimon, 28, and his six children, ages 4 months-9 years, are going through a very traumatic time. Four months ago, Irit, their wife and mother, passed away after a short but virulent battle with cancer.
Irit hadn’t worked in five years, as she was home caring for her young children. Shimon ran an independent business and, after Irit’s diagnosis, had to stop working completely. The couple amassed heavy debt and fell into financial distress.
In order to save money, the family moved in with Irit’s parents; after her death, Shimon and his children moved into his brother’s home. Irit’s mother is serving as a foster mom to their infant daughter.
Shimon is an extremely dedicated father who is trying to support his children through this crisis. He is applying for government stipends that he is entitled to, and social services and the children’s school are helping wherever they can.
Recently, Shimon decided that he needed to give his family their own space in which to grieve and recover. They moved into a rental apartment which was completely unfurnished.
One of Shimon’s most desperate needs right now is a pull-out bunk bed for his children. A good night’s sleep would certainly go a long way towards improving this family’s quality of life, as they heal and move onward.