Holocaust Survivor | MartyJanuary 27th, 2017 - Brett Diaz
Marty is an 87-year-old married man living in Broward County. He and his wife are Holocaust survivors. When Marty was 10, he and his family were captured by the Nazis. After the Nazis killed his family, Marty, now all alone, had to face the hardship of life in the concentration camp. He suffered from starvation, often going for two weeks at a time without even a piece of bread. Marty was liberated after the war and later moved to the United States.
Two years ago, Marty suffered a stroke which impacted his speech, memory and movement. He was also diagnosed with blindness and hearing loss. His son called Goodman JFS for help, and Marty became a client of our Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program. Marty now receives home care and cleaning services, and his quality of life has improved. Aides from Jewish Family Home Care provide Marty with personal care such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, taking him to his doctors and shopping for food. Thanks to the financial assistance received from the Claims Conference, our Holocaust program helped Marty obtain a Life Alert® device and arranged for grab bars to be installed in the shower.
Marty has been through so much in his life, and Goodman JFS will always be there to provide him with hope, dignity and joy.