Many children suffer from life-endagering and chronic autoimmune conditions like Arthritis, Psoriasis and Asthma. How many parents educate themselves and have the presence of mind to reverse these serious situations before body damage takes place?
Here is such an amazing story about a girl named Hadassah as seen on her bicycle.
"My name is Rina Shoshana and I want to share a great “healing” adventure of life with you! My husband, Shlomo, and I have been enjoying the search for health in body, mind, and soul for over 22 years…
Our story – A true HEALING from crippling Rheumatoid Arthritis
In the summer of 2000, when our active toddler, Hadassah, was less than two, we noticed that she was getting very “stiff”. I started looking for possible reasons for this, as she seemed arthritic. Our pediatrician did blood tests and, sadly, the results indicated rheumatoid arthritis. He referred us to a specialist at the Childrens’ Hospital in our hometown of Kansas City. It took two months to see the rheumatologist, and over the course of those two months her condition and pain continued to progress and worsen.
Finally, we found ourselves sitting with our sweet, little daughter in the doctor’s office at the hospital and hearing the unfortunate diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It happened to be a form of rheumatoid arthritis which effects every joint in the body. The doctor told us that she would be on medication the rest of her life. Most of western medicine believes this to be an “incurable” condition. Many children diagnosed with this condition end up crippled and in wheel chairs.
My husband and I decided, right then and there, that this in no way would be a lifetime condition, and that our daughter could become 100% healthy again. This was the most important thing we did…was to CHOOSE health…and then move forward with FAITH, determination, and positive expectation!
The doctors advised starting her immediately on very powerful drugs for which we declined. From our years of interest in health and healing, we had learned that pharmaceutical drugs merely aim to alleviate symptoms. And what we were interested in was true healing from within…not superficial removal of inflammation and surface aches and pains.
We went to work in earnest, in the most wholistic way possible, to help our daughter begin healing. We believe that when one opens oneself up and is willing, G-d or Divine Providence will show the way. I began making specific herbal baths that our daughter would soak in from the neck down…I stood in the shower, holding her, using the power of hydrotherapy with hot and cold showers…I wrapped her joints in castor oil fomentations at night…I made sure I was getting super nutrition with fresh vegetable juice (nature’s super foods) as I continued breastfeeding her.
With sincere and simple FAITH, we also sent out a letter to over 200 friends and family with her picture, explaining her painful situation and asking them to “visualize” her dancing and running and playing in perfect health! We also asked them to pray for her and to say the healing prayer of Psalm 20 on her behalf. After 3 months we returned to the Childrens’ Hospital for another check-up and did not receive a positive report. They advised us to put splints on her arms/wrists to keep her joints from fusing together. At this point, our daughter could not often stand-up on certain days, bend her wrists, nor move her neck freely from side-to-side. Indeed her every joint was swollen!
Amidst her pain, her incredible spirit somehow shown through with her wish to dance and smile. We decided, at that point, to help her get over the hump by giving her the medication they were advising…KNOWING that it was a temporary adjunct to her healing process.
Keeping our faith-in-action program, we also decided upon a "Tzedaka" (translated as charity but more about our obligation as people to sincerely help others) project to take on in her merit, raising $10,000 for needed repairs for the ritual “mikveh” purity bath at our Chabad House Synagogue. As a Jewish woman, I learned from our Sages that a married woman who covers her hair properly will merit many blessings for her children. Clearly, I was willing to do anything for the sake of our daughter, and thus decided to cover my hair more carefully on her behalf.
This is what we believe “wholistic” healing to be: That we live in a body, we have an intellect, and we are spiritual beings…and that to become truly healthy, we must address ALL of ourselves.
We decided to move to Chicago for the sake of our children’s education and began seeing another rheumatologist. Within a few months, her new doctor was weaning her off the medication. Miraculously, our daughter was saying goodbye to "all traces of her illness."
With gratitude to the Creator, our daughter has continued to remain healed. Her “life-long” sentence of an “incurable” condition was rather a short, albeit challenging, year and a half of her life. When she turned 4, we gave her a bike and rollerblades for her birthday! She continues, at age 14, to be a happy, intelligient, healthy, active, and very flexible teenager who is most grateful that her parents chose to believe that she could be 100% well!
In conclusion, we are blessed with a rich and dynamic spiritual life, which three years ago brought our entire family of six to the ancient Judean hills of Israel. Just across the magnificent desert from our home lies the Dead Sea, known for many healing mineral water and sun treatments for Psoriasis, Arthritis, Asthma and dozens of other ailments which nutrition can support, even if you cannot travel to Israel at this time. THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE IF YOU BACK IT WITH FAITH-IN-ACTION as we have!
People arrive by the hundreds each month, from all over the world, to experience the healing riches of nature in this unique and special oasis. I have recently joined the staff of HealthRightUSA and HealthrightISRAEL to be part of the first and ONLY HOLISTIC DETOX AND HEALING CENTER AT THE DEAD SEA. (click here for more information about our special 21-day group programs).
You, too, can make a choice to heal naturally and have abundant health. It’s the greatest power we have: the power to choose. You make the choice, and G-d or Spirit will guide your steps if you are open, willing, and dedicated to a path of wholeness and healing in mind, body, and soul.