Orthopedic Bed for Rina

Total Cost - $810
Still Needed - $717
Funded - $93

Rina, 50, has been on the waiting list for new lungs for three years. In the meantime, her current lungs are functioning at 14%, leaving her completely dependent on an oxygen tank. She is barely mobile and every task requires enormous effort. She is completely disabled, so receives a stipend from the government, but that is her only income. Because she cannot get out,
her social worker visits Rina at home. She noted that at night Rina uses a youth bed that a neighbor gave her, although it is broken and too small for her.

Rina says that she can never get a good night’s sleep, and that this has made her health situation even worse. In order to sleep and breathe properly, Rina needs a sturdy, wide bed with a mechanical mechanism to raise the head as necessary, and an orthopedic mattress. Rina has no way to afford this, although having the bed would greatly ease her health difficulties.

Verified by: Sarit Tiferet Chen, Department of Social Services, Dimona | Case No.: 190521
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