Chaya Ayala (Liel) bat Tali's help fund

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2 1/2 year old Chaya Ayala (We changed her Hebrew name from Chaya Liel to Chaya Ayala in spring of 2018), daughter of one of LA's most devoted parents from the Los Angeles Jewish community, was admitted to the hospital in critical condition on March 13, 2018.

She was admitted on 3-13-18 to the pediatric ICU at Cedars Sinai medical center in Los Angeles when she nearly drowned that night. She endured 8 weeks of heartbreaking struggles to survive and finally got discharged from the hospital on 5-8-18. With many prayers needed and a potentially long uncertain journey until she will fully recover G-d willing, her parents continue to do all they can to restore this vibrant young angel back to full health. Although we are all praying for a speedy & full recovery her prognosis is dire from all of her doctors, and her future medical care and expenses are likely to become massive.  

While her family has not left her side, they need all the support they can get to cover the overwhelming current and future expenses of this difficult situation; all while having to put their employments and everything else on hold. 

Let's unite once again and give generously to hold this family up as they go through this terribly difficult time. While ANY AMOUNT HELPS please help with open arms and open hearts to bring Chaya Ayala home as soon as possible. 

Equally important, please continue to pray for her Refuah Shelamah for a full an speedy recovery!! If possible please also add a mitzvot or additional undertaking daily to help bring about her full recovery!! 

Please also share this with your family, friends and anywhere you like, as this is the only way to help this work and become successful.  

Thank you ALL so very much!!

Tizku L' Mitzvot!

PS: If you prefer to get a tax deduction or prefer to mail a check or do another form of payment, please email the Father Yehudah directly at yehudahy@gmail.com or 310-623-7654. 

UPDATE AS OF APRIL 8th, 2018:

Thank you all so very much for your outpouring of support and prayers!! The amount of power you all give us is immeasurable! 

We ask that you continue to pray for her and also take on a special task on her behalf. The task is to simply take time to Thank G-d for anything and everything happening in your life. The good, the bad, the encouraging and sad. Please take time out of your day or night to be thankful, and as time goes by you will be able to do this more easily, longer, and it will also bring about good changes in you and your families as well! Please do this in honor of the full recovery of Chaya Ayala bat Tali so we can all soon rejoice as her miracle becomes complete with a full recovery. 

Thank you all SO MUCH !!

Yehudah Younessian & family

4-24-18  Second Update

Chaya Ayala finally had a double procedure yesterday to have a "trach" breathing tube and a "G" feeding tube connected to her. Sadly, these are both needed to ensure she can more easily be fed and breathe until her recovery improves to G-d willing to full health. You can see how they look in the last picture posted. We will be seeking to get her to the best types of treatments available, most of which will be out of state and not covered by any insurance. Our #1 goal is to have our amazing little princess back!! Please continue to pray, give what you can and spread the word. 

Thank you so much!!

Yehudah, Tali,  Zohar and Chaya Ayala  

 

5-16-18 Third Update

With much help and the generosity of donors we brought Chaya Ayala directly from the hospital in L.A. to New Orleans where she started getting specialist treatment to help improve her condition! So far it has been a slow process of seeing slight changes, but we are hopeful in the coming weeks she will be able to maintain her airways by herself and wake up (she is still comatose). All of these are made possible by your generosity as none of these treatments or anything else that needs to be done for her care out of state will be covered by our insurance!! This may last up to 10 weeks of sessions, then we expect to come back home and purchase the equipment needed for follow up and home care with local specialist. Please continue to pray and share this with whomever you like!

Thank you!

Younessian Family.

2-10-19 Update! 

Shalom everyone. Thank you first and foremost for all the amazing support and help you have all given us over the last 11 months!! I can't believe it has almost been a year since our beautiful angel has been in this misreable condition, and we are still doing all we can to keep her alive and improve her well being! 

Until now, we have been continuing her oxygen treatments, and also started using some drugs that have been sucessful for some other patients in restoring and improving their capabilities and health. We have been by her side every day, and not been able to get back to work nor get our lives back into any sort of somewhat normal routine. Our ability to sustain her livelihood and continue to put all our efforts towards her care and survival are directly related to your help and support!! The funds we have raised to date have nearly been used for doing so, and we will be maintaining this campaign to assist us in this painful journey towards recovery. Please share what you can and we hope to have better news soon after we continue with all means possible to help her get out of this tragic situation. 

Thank you all so very much, and please keep her in your prayers!!!

May 13th 2019 - One Year Letter

3-13 is my personal 9-11

I have been thinking so much about how to express this day and the last year. Our beautiful angel Liel ( Chaya Ayala now) had her near drowning on this sinister day last year. I hope no parent will ever have a day of infamy that forever changed their lives such as this has changed mine.

It's hard to appreciate the fragility of life so clearly as one does when something forever impacts yours. Life is indeed precious and must be fully appreciated, but it is also something we all too often take for granted. Our health, happiness and day to day activities become so overlooked that we forget how easily your journey can make a destiny of it's own. As I can attest to, nothing in life is a certainty.

The last year had been a nightmare that does not go away, but it has also made me realize how much will power we can have when put to a insurmountable task. Nothing can prepare you for a moment like this, and when it does you have no choice but to get back up, day in and day out. However bad it has been, we all have difficulties and hardships to overcome. The challenges in life come in many shapes and sizes. Unfortunately this is one that has no end in sight.

Our little angel has not and likely will not ever recover from her injuries. Her condition has remained relatively the same since leaving the hospital last May. Every day we have and will continue to try to maintain her stability and improve her situation. The amount of medical knowledge I have gained over this year is mind boggling. Among the many challenges we face, the worst part is the uncertainty of what comes next. How long will this end and what shall I make of this misery to become content with this new reality? I feel like a holocaust survivor who needs to pick up the pieces and persevere, but our war is ongoing. My only option is to see the good that has come of this tragedy; which is how we have united to pray and improve our family lives from her suffering.

With all this comes great responsibilities. How should we move on? How do we endure? Each day is a fight, but we will not give up! I have to take this and turn it into good, to make an impact on others and be a light in this abyss of darkness.

Trying to raise another rambunctious daughter is equally hard. How is she coping? Should I pamper her with all she wants or still put my foot down? In many ways trying to manage these aspects that should be easy are harder than for my sick daughter with whom I have no say in her fate. After all, trying to maintain what I should be able to is what I need to concentrate on most.

I can describe the many intricacies involved but I will spare you the pain.

All I wish to offer you is some meaningful and heart felt advice:

Refrain from taking life too seriously and try to balance everything you do.

Appreciate what you have, the bounty when it's there and the famine that allows you to recognize it.

Live with no regrets and take time to savor those times with the ones you care about.

Keep your core values at hand, they will help guide you in times of trouble.

Take time to laugh and cry - your soul will need it.

Gravitate to do good, feel better and inspire those around you.

You learn far more about what life is about and who your real friends are when you are down and out.

With all this said, I can not end without thanking so many who have impacted our struggle and allowed us to sustain ourselves over this year. For all the donors who gave their time, money and prayers, we are very grateful and fortunate to have you in our lives!! The community has gone above and beyond to help us sustain ourselves and I have no idea what this year would have become without all your support!! To all the organizations who facilitated goods, had events and assisted in making an impact for our princess, I thank you immensely!

Our saga will continue, and it will not be easy, but knowing we have each other to help and encourage one another makes a major boost to our spirits and endurance.

May we only share in good news to follow, and continue to empower one another towards greatness!

Live, laugh and love.

Yehudah

18 month update 9-11-19

Chaya Ayala @ 18 months

18 months ago this week my beautiful and healthy daughter had a near drowning accident in the bath tub before going to bed. It is a traumatic memory to replay that night in my mind each time I recall it. Ever since then lives have never been the same, and each day holds a new challenge.

She has been at home with us since leaving the hospital after nearly 2 months in the pediatric ICU at Cedars Sinai Hospital. Although there are times where she is technically awake during the day, she is still considered to be in a comatose status due to her lack of response and vegetative state. Her body has grown and all of her vital organs are working properly, except for her brain, which has succumb to the damages caused by the injuries that night. I have tried and will continue to try alternative medicines and therapies to help improve her functionality and quality of life, but as of now very little has improved in her overall condition. I will not go into the details of how hard it is to take care of a child in her condition both physically and emotionally; it is something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.

I know and can't continue to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the people who have been praying for her since they heard of her plight, and who donated funds to help us manage her care and life during this dreadful time.

I personally have not been able to go back to work since the incident, due to the full scope of care she requires 24 hours, day in and day out, and the lack of nursing care that has been a constant struggle. On any given day I spend anywhere from 8-16 hours a day by her side making sure she gets the care she needs and deserves. This will continue until her condition miraculously improves, or I place her into a rehabilitation center, which would be another heart braking and huge step to endure. The good news to share is since the end of last year, she has yet to be readmitted to any hospital thanks to the better care and equipment I have gotten for her which have turned her room into a clinic like setting.

In addition to all the hardships, the funds I had personally raised to help us sustain my family have been exhausted, which makes this a more stressful and difficult daily struggle.

I urge you all to please keep her in your thoughts and prayers, Chaya Ayala bat Tali , and continue to watch your children vigilantly, especially around water and at young ages! The last thing I want to hear is of another tragedy like this happening anywhere in our communities!!

I also ask for those inclined to please click on the link below to give any contribution you can to help us continue to take on this battle with my head high and resolve that is needed. I have no choice but to reach out to our amazing friends, community and Nation to assist us in ensuring we can provide the basic needs until this situation changes. If anyone needs to reach me directly, I can be emailed at yehudahy@gmail.com or cell phone 310-623-7654.

I hope to share good news on my next update and thank you all very much for taking time to read this and share her story.

Yehudah Younessian

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