Doors for the Mimon’s Apartment
Levi, a systems engineer, does not earn a bad living. But the unexpected costs of his daughter’s illness have thrown them into need.
Tehila, 3, has a rare genetic illness. She is not developing physically, cannot speak or walk without support, and since a liver transplant a year and a half ago, relies on a feeding port for all nutrition. She needs many medications and special feeding solutions, as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
It is critical that someone be near Tehila at all times. This has cut into her father’s hours, diminishing his salary, and meant that her mother has not been able to leave the house to work.
Now that Tehila is in daycare for a few hours a day, her mother has started looking for a job. In the meantime, the family’s financial crisis is growing. Because they could no longer afford their home, the family lived in Levi’s grandparents’ living room for three years. Recently, with the help of their extended family, they were able to get an apartment. However, the apartment has no internal doors.
That means that both the bathroom and the bedrooms offer no privacy at the moment and the family hasn’t the funds to rectify this situation.