American-Israeli siblings appeal for world's help to save brother

"Three years ago, I lost my father to brain cancer after a short year-long battle, and I don’t want to have to go through that again with my brother."

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December 15, 2017 02:31
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American-Israeli siblings appeal for world's help to save brother

(L-R) Tali Zmora, Coral Zmora, Gal Zmora, Ben Zmora. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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When Gal and Coral Zmora emigrated from the US to Israel in 2009 with their father, their older brother Ben remained in Florida due to his ongoing battle against a rare bone disease.

Born with Multiple Enchondromatosis, an extremely rare bone disease affecting 1 in 100,000 people, Ben defied the odds and doctors' predictions for years. Told that he would never walk and following dozens of operations, Ben made theater and dance his career and now owns a performing arts school.

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In October, however, a biopsy revealed that Ben was suffering from Stage Two Bone Cancer and, after he was dropped from his family's health insurance due to his medical history, his twin siblings Gal and Coral have turned to the world for assistance.

"Three years ago, I lost my father to brain cancer after a short year-long battle, and I don’t want to have to go through that again with my brother," Gal said.

"Ben was released from his medical insurance making the payments for the crucial operations that he needs a huge expense," he added.

"We would appreciate any kind of help that you can offer, whether it be just a simple share on social media, any kind of donation, or anything else you can do so that this will get to someone who can help

The siblings, who both served as commanders in the IDF medics course, have set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for their brother's treatments, with the goal of raising $200,000.




"My next procedure is scheduled for January 3 to aggressively remove the High Grade Chondrosarcoma from my right leg, which will entail at least three, if not four, prosthetic implants to replace the cancerous bones," Ben said.

"Help me to keep dancing, to keep teaching your children, to keep the Arts alive in our world. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you all."

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