An Update on Recent Events

We wanted to share a few current updates with everyone as your support has meant so much to us over the last year of our lives.  We have recently been back to MSK for a CT scan, and we feel very lucky to say that thank God, the doctors do not believe there is any recurrence of Sophie’s tumor.  However, a couple of months ago, we were slightly concerned that Sophie had been getting fevers, colds and coughs on a continuous basis, which were not being alleviated when provided with antibiotics.  After investigating a bit further, our doctors found that these issues were resulting from a complication created by her previous lung surgery last February.

Therefore Sophie will unfortunately need to undergo another significant lung surgery this coming Thursday, December 12th.  The surgery and recovery will be almost identical to her previous operation, given that they will be doing another open-lung procedure to hopefully correct the issue she has been having.  We would again like to ask that you keep Shalva Gavriella Bat Shani Aliza in your thoughts and prayers this coming Thursday and over the next few weeks so that her surgery and recovery can be quick, successful and easy.

Thank you all again for your unwavering support for our family over the last year and more.  It really has meant so much to us, and we hope to be in touch with good news over the next few weeks.

25 Replies to “An Update on Recent Events”

  1. My heart is with you all but especially with Sophie.
    Morah Esther

  2. Will pray for a successful surgery and a complete refuah Shelemah !

  3. Dearest Sophie,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    The Genslers

  4. Larry and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you for Sophie’s successful surgery and refuah shleima. IYH, we plan to continue our participation in your family’s weekly shiur in the merit of her refuah shleima. I continue to say misheberachs for Shalva Gavriella bat Shani Aliza. <3

  5. We are thinking of you and are here for you in any way you need. Love you all…

  6. Lifting you in prayer – may the lights of Chanukah shine brightly for all of you. A trillion hugs and kisses for little Sophie.

  7. Jennifer Seligman says: Reply

    May she have a refuah sheleimah

  8. You are all in our thoughts and we will pray for Sophie. G-d be with you. Hopefully a successful surgery and complete recovery can be your personal Chaunkah miracle this year. Love, Rizi

  9. Talia and Matthew Furleiter says: Reply

    refuah sheleimah Sophie! We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Furleiters

  10. We will hopefully go to the Kotel to daven for Sophie. Thank you for the Update. Refuah shelama.
    – Sara and BJ

  11. Faye Spangenthal Bourgstein says: Reply

    To my special brave sweet cousin Sophie!’ thinking of you and praying for a successful surgery and your complete recovery. My prayers are with all of you.

  12. The Fogelman Family says: Reply

    We are thinking of you and praying for Sophie.

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, especially Sophie! May the miracle of Hanukkah be yours as well.

  14. Dear sophie, i will be saying a special prayer for you tomorrow and know yiuvare always in ny heart and mind.
    Love always,
    Morah Rochelle

  15. We are all praying for a successful surgery with a speedy and complete recovery. Refuah Shelaimah Sophie!

  16. I am keeping you in my prayers dear Sophie and pray you have a complete and easy recovery. We miss your beautiful smile at school!!
    Morah Yehudit

  17. Your smile and strength inspire me. Refuah shelayma.

  18. Well, I wanted to bake Challah for Shabbos, but did not have the energy…until now! This is for you, Sophie! You got this!

  19. Refua Shlema! May you have your own little Hanukkah miracle! Speedy recovery.

  20. here’s hoping for a successful surgery and a quick and pain free recovery. praying for you sophie from the other side of fair lawn

  21. You are all in our thoughts. Sending positivity into the universe for you. Refuah shleimah Sophie!

  22. In my thoughts and tefilos for a refuah shlimah.

  23. My thoughts and prayers with Sophie.
    Refuah shleimah Sophie!

  24. Sophie will remain in our prayers until all is resolved..

  25. Vincent Wienczorkowski says: Reply

    You are in our thoughts and prayers today.

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