Getting better outside the hospital

The organization Refanah Healing Holidays recruits small hotel owners to host cancer patients and their families.

By BEN FISHER
August 4, 2016 17:16
4 minute read.
Refanah Healing Holidays

A family enjoys time together at Ruah Dromit in Avnei Eitan. (photo credit: Courtesy)

In April, Rabbi David Wilfond, a new immigrant who had recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, took a vacation to Herzliya with his wife. The preceding fall and winter had not been particularly easy for Wilfond. In November, he underwent a six-hour surgery to remove a tumor and in December began chemotherapy treatment.

The vacation was an incredibly welcome respite. As the father of three children under five, it was the first time in two and a half years that Wilfond was able to sleep through the whole night.

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