“I remember feeling totally inspired. I had never felt so good doing anything in my life.” Dikla (Stanleigh) Weitzner reminisces about her teenage experience volunteering at one of the bone marrow drives that her brother Audey Lior z’l had organized. “When I was in my first year of Ulpana, my brother was in Israel in yeshiva and was diagnosed with leukemia. The majority of my high school years were really about being there for him, the ups and downs of being in the hospital, having a bone marrow transplant – it was very hard. Unfortunately, he passed away before my senior year.” Audey left an impact on many people, including organizing a drive that led to a life-saving bone marrow match for Jay Feinberg, the founder of the Gift of Life organization.
“Audey did so much chesed. When he died, I made a decision: I was going to devote my life and work in non-profit.” Dikla held true to her teenage commitment; she helped start MBT […]