Crowdvoted Family Awarded Van – by Donor, Not Contest
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Crowdvoted Family Awarded Van – by Donor, Not Contest

A Teaneck family the social media world mobilized on behalf of to win a handicapped accessible van did not win the contest - BUT - their story reached an LA philanthropist who came forward and donated the van anyway.

A Teaneck family the social media world mobilized on behalf of to win a handicapped accessible van did not win the contest – BUT – their story reached an LA philanthropist who came forward and donated the van anyway.

The Herzfeld family’s four children have all been diagnosed with a rare muscular condition that has immobilized one of them and limited the movement of the others.

Esther Herzfeld, a beloved teacher at the local Maayanot Girls High School, shared her story in the hopes of winning a contest held by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.

Philanthropist Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz, who heads the Brius Healthcare Service, heard about the story via the Yiddish Vos Iz Neias news site and when the family’s 90,000+ votes in the contest were not enough to sway the judges, he stepped forward to donate the van.

Click here to read the full story on Vos Is Neias.

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