Recently, the CMC received a donation of a special, oversized motorized wheelchair. Although the chair was a newer model, it was missing one working part and did not operate. At the time of the donation, the CMC had no idea what this chair would be used for, but thanks to Divine Providence, the answer was not long in coming.
Just a few days later, a gentleman who came in to the CMC for an unrelated matter saw the wheelchair, and told Rabbi Wolf about “Mr. Y”, an Israeli patient who suffers with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Because of the disease, Mr. Y has very little mobility, and relies completely on a special type of motorized wheelchair in order to get around. Mr. Y had received such a wheelchair from the Israeli government, but it was a very old model, without all the features that would have allowed Mr. Y much greater mobility and comfort. Mr. Y surely dreamed and wished that he could somehow obtain a newer, updated motorized wheelchair, but there was no way that he could afford the price tag of close to six thousand dollars.
By Divine Providence however, at that exact time, Mr. Y happened to be in Chicago! (He had traveled from Israel for one week in order to visit his son, an injured IDF soldier who is receiving medical treatment here.) Amazingly, the very unusual and expensive kind of wheelchair that had just been donated to the CMC was exactly what Mr. Y needed!
The CMC saw to it that the wheelchair was repaired and operational, and thanks to Divine Providence, Mr. Y is now incredibly grateful to be able to return to Israel with a level of mobility and comfort that he had previously only dreamed about.