“Larger Than Life” helps me financially, if they didn’t I wouldn’t be able to survive it,” says Galit Sabah, a single mother of four from Bat Yam. “My cousin has had cancer for 16 years. I can not work because I spent whole weeks with him in the hospital. If they had not helped me, two weeks ago I would not have had a crumb of bread at home. I had no way to feed my children. They help finance needed medication, paying bills, and even arranged a weekly psychologist to help me cope. How would I manage without them? If they fall, I fall with them.
Galit made these comments in a recent ynet article – Because of the Coronavirus: More than a thousand aid organizations on the verge of collapse. – These organizations routinely provide cancer patients, Holocaust survivors and people with disabilities with the help that the state does not provide. Due to the economic crisis, many non-profit organizations, which are mainly supported by donations, are experiencing a significant drop in revenue – in parallel with an increase in financial aid requests. Now the operators are warning: if it continues like this – we will close
The economic difficulties do not go unnoticed by any organization – not even by the large and well-established ones, such as the “Larger Than Life” organization, which works for children with cancer and their families. “We feel the economic crisis very much and are experiencing a significant decrease in both donations from the public and especially in the business donations, which are the most difficult,” explains Lior Shmueli, CEO of the organization. “We will not be able to continue to provide financial assistance to families, fund medications and tests and fund psychiatric support treatments for the sick child and his family as it was in the past.