Friends of Bambi

Friends of Bambi

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Friends of Bambi

Rachel Bamberger Chalkowsky, affectionately known as Bambi, is the legendary midwife of Jerusalem. Since 1960 she has deliviered more than 35,000 babies. Bambi's concern for families extends far beyond the delivery room. All too often in the course of her work Bambi encounters families facing frightening crises. Along with an incredible group of volunteers, Bambi has dedicated her life to helping others. Entirely staffed by volunteers its monthly beneficiaries are 75o desperately poor families. Famileis with life threatening illnesses, serious debilitating injuries, or loss of their basic means of support rely on Bambi. She has also been assisting victimes of terror. In times of crises Bambi is there - Ari and Leah's 2 yr old son swallowed poisonous cleanser, life in their home spiralled out of control - he has had to endure close to 40 painful procedures...... Bambi stepped in.
A shattered dream Esther from France.. Newly married weeks after her marriage was diagnosed with cancer.. She developed osteoporosis and other difficult side effects.. Bambi stepped in to provide financial & emotional support.
the Greater the Challenge, the Greater the Help... After becoming a widow in ther early sixties, Rena tried to maintain a positive outlook. Two of her 10 children are seriously ill one born with cystic fibrosis and a son with Hodgkins lymphoma. She is so busy caring for these children that she is unable to work. She is left to struggle with a meagre pension Bambi stepped in.. Now she can focus on her children not wondering where she would get her daily bread.....
A Happy Ending.... When his wife Sara passed away 6 years ago Yehuda was left with 6 small children including seven month old twins. Community members contacted Bambi who did everything she could to help. Funds were raised, help care for the children.. The family was able to remain together. They celebrated their first Bar Mitzvah.. All came away uplifted by this amazing family who are managing to rebuild their lives against all odds. When Yehuda spoke he thanked Bambi & her volunteers and all the wonderful people who played such a great role in preventing his family from falling apart.
"Ilana" gave birth to premature twins after her husband was killed...
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