Rally for Raffi!

Raffi has been a friend for 8 years now and both Alyosha and I can't even imagine what life would have been like wihtout such a great friend!  We met Raffi and his beautiful wife Tamar in our town and we were introduced by mutual friends. The rest is history and we have done so many things together including reaching out musically and with love to Holocaust Survivors here in Israel. Both Raffi and Tamar are from England with a Christian background an have kindred hearts with us for the People and Nation of Israel. Their lives are given over to serving the people here and they seem to go non-stop with helping others with their needs. They  have invested in Israel and the people for last 11 years, and have a property here in our town as well. Presently Raffi, at the age of 67 is retired and studying Hebrew and Tamar is a student of the Holocaust at Haifa University. 
OVERVIEW OF RAFFI'S HEART ATTACK:
Four weeks ago, Raffi suffered a potentially fatal major heart attack and was rushed to the ER, in a hospital in the Galilee. From there, he was transferred speedily to Coronary Intensive Care where he had one stent inserted into a completely blocked artery, and another one four days later, for another partially blocked artery. He was discharged 6 days later and is making a good recovery now, for which we are beyond grateful to have Raffi alive and overcoming.

This whole episode resulted in a large medical bill, with ongoing costs at present.

Because Raffi had a pre-disposing condition of high blood pressure, (well controlled) it has been impossible to obtain medical insurance to cover this eventuality without prohibitively high premiums, which have been beyond their means. Even with a premium there is no guarantee for medical payout to cover such a situaiton.

Costs So Far
Hospital Stay: 65,772 Israeli Shekels: equivalent to approx: 14,600 Pounds Sterling: 18,800 US Dollars: or 15,800 Euros.

Blood Tests: 480 Israeli Shekels: equivalent to approx: 106 Pounds Sterling: 137 US Dollars: or 115 Euros

Medication: 300 Israeli Shekels: equivalent to 66 Pounds Sterling: 85 US Dollars: or 72 Euros needed monthly.

Total amount owed so far: 66,552 Shekels : or approx  14,772 Pounds Sterling: $19,022 US Dollars: or 15,987 Euros. We need your help to take down this mountain of debt for Raffi and Tamar. Thanks in advance for sharing the burden. 

Raffi has such a big heart for people, and this heart has suffered some trauma but will recover in time! Raffi & Tamar have received a few donations thus far towards their overall bill. They are so grateful and deeply appreciate the contributons given and welcome any donation, large or small, to help cover the large remaining medical costs before them. Helping Raffi and Tamar this way will give Raffi peace of mind as he continues on this path of healing. With all our hearts we thank you so much. We can do this TOGETHER!

     HERE IS RAFFI FRESH OUT OF THE SICK-BED!                SMILING AND ALWAYS POSITIVE! LOVE THIS MAN!
   RAFFI SLOWLY CELEBRATING HIS RETURN TO          HEALTH ON HIS SPECIAL BIRTHDAY #67!      RAFFI'S 67TH BIRTHDAY ON JANUARY 1, 2018! 

Donations

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  • Dennis & Tirtzah Dee 
    • £800 
    • 38 mos
  • Phil & Jane Finch 
    • £400 
    • 38 mos
  • Johanna Rittenhouse 
    • £50 
    • 38 mos
  • Paul Worthley 
    • £500 
    • 38 mos
  • Maricel Winter 
    • £20 
    • 38 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jody Ryabinov 
Organizer
Russell Clive Taylor 
Beneficiary
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