Friday, May 13, 2016

Aaron's medical fund

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Thank you

Aaron Boardman Has a Good Heart, but It Needed Some Work

Back in September, Aaron began experiencing weakness and shortness of breath. He attributed it to aging and wanted to ignore the signs that eventually were diagnosed as heart failure due to a malfunctioning mitral valve. After a TEE (trans-esophageal echocardiogram) showed that his mitral valve needed to be either repaired or replaced, and his condition was too dire to allow him to return home, he was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, March 1. The following weeks, much like a game of Whack-a-Mole, consisted of trying to correct one thing and then having another pop up, necessitating yet another delay until he was stable enough to undergo the open-heart surgery that would save his life. On April 4, he was finally released from the hospital.

Until that Tuesday in March, Aaron’s typical day involved leaving for work at 4:30 in the morning and driving to Valley Services where he is the kitchen supervisor. Valley is the company that provides the meals for the Fort Worth Meals on Wheels program. Aaron, a trained chef, has cooked in high end restaurants, managed deli departments, and catered many private events, but this job suits his personality best. It allows him to give of himself to others through his work as he has always done in his personal life. 

 Aaron and his mother share a modest home and its expenses in southwest Fort Worth. A widow for the past two years, she still works part-time to supplement her Social Security income. Aaron’s income along with hers allows them to make the house payments and cover their other individual expenses. 

Throughout this hospital stay and his convalescence which will take several months’ time, Aaron will be unable to work. His stay in the hospital used all his sick leave. Consequently, while he is recovering, he will not receive a paycheck. His savings may cover some monthly expenses, but will, sooner rather than later, be depleted.  Even though he is covered by medical insurance, the bills for which he is responsible will be crushing... and that’s why he needs your help for which he and our entire family will be eternally grateful.

 Aaron is devoted to his Jewish faith, and has always put tzedakah (charity) above his own desires and needs. Now he is the one who could use some help. With his generosity as a model, please consider making a donation to a man whom one of his friends referred to as, “…one of the most motivating and inspiring people I’ve ever met. He’s a true mensch–a man among men–and a tzadik–a righteous person...”

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana Challot
Fresh baked Cinnamon Sugar Challot for Rosh Hashana 5773
Wishing everyone out there a
L'shana Tova Um'tuka.
Kativa V'chatima Tova.
May the entire world only know peace, health and knowledge of the Ribbono Shel Olam in the new year.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

So Called Jewish Feminism

It's truly sad that theses women don't learn Torah. If they did they would see that the Torah considers women to be on a much higher spiritual level than men. Because of a mans lower level he needs the reminders to keep him in-line, so to speak. When a woman wants to dress and act like a man, she is telling the Jewish world she is lacking as a Jewish woman. It says she is on a lower spiritual level than other Jewish women. Not only that, but all these woman that want to take on the mitzvot of men that they are not obligated to do, do they observe the mitzvot that women ARE obligated to do? I notice in the photos non of the women cover their hair. Kal v' chomer, are they observing taharat mishpacha?