When my father was diagnosed with Guillan Barre Syndrome, my family and I felt helpless as we stayed by his bedside and watched his body slowly shut down and his life become dependent on machines. As we were with him around the clock, our basic needs fell by the wayside. In these uncertain times of the illness, Bikur Cholim provided for us. They helped arrange for meals, made sure our needs were taken care of, and gave us respite from caregiving responsibilities. Most importantly, knowing that we had a safety net and support helped us get through some of the most difficult times.
We saw through this experience that we were not the only ones that were being provided for in this manner. Volunteers were constantly stocking food and supplies for other patients in the hospital and for patients who might arrive on Shabbos or Yom Tov. The amount of support, food, and hours of work put into the care of others was clear. We felt and saw the important work of BCGW from the perspective of the recipients- from those receiving love and care.
BCGW not only helps provide needs for individuals at hospitals, but helps support people at home, with transportation, loaning medical equipment, and so much more. Their work is diverse and vital for those in need, and after having been on the receiving end of their services, I feel so appreciative for all they do for the community.
As I challenge myself to run the Fire On The Mountain 50K in Hancock, MD, please consider pushing yourself to give a donation to help support the crucial and meaningful work of Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington.
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