UPDATE: Thursday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.
B’chasdei Shamayim, Hadassah Gruen took two steps today!
Please continue to daven and perform mitzvos for the refuah sheleimah of Leah Hadassa bas Michal Chana, and Chava bas Michal Chana, b’soch she’ar cholei Yisrael.
UPDATE: Thursday, August 24, 11:00 a.m.
Baruch Hashem, Hadassah Gruen’s surgery “went well,” her father, Avi Gruen, wrote on social media.
Avi requested that when Klal Yisrael says the Birchos Hashachar thanking Hashem for each of the gifts He has given us, we have his daughters in mind, that they will be healed and be able to enjoy those gifts.
“We are witnessing miracles thanks to Klal Yisroel’s tefila,” wrote Avi. “Thank you. Keep on begging Hashem for a refuah sheleima. Thank you.”
UPDATE: Wednesday, August 23, 1:45 p.m.
There has been, Baruch Hashem, some good news on the progress of Chava and Hadassa Gruen, the two children critically injured in last week’s accident.
According to updates issued by a family friend on the family’s page on The Chesed Fund, Hadassa, the child who suffered physical injuries, is having spinal surgery Wednesday afternoon, and “the doctors said the surgery is off to a good start.”
Chava, the child who suffered a serious brain injury, has had “tremendous progress.” Her brain has begun regulating some of her body’s functions, and she has begun reacting to external stimuli. Amazingly, through incredible racahmei Shamayim, her breathing tube has been removed!
The teshuvah, tefillah and tzedakkah that Klal Yisrael has been performing is surely breaking through the shaarei Shamayim. Please continue to have in mind Leah Hadassa bas Michal Chana, and Chava bas Michal Chana, l’refuah sheleimah, b’soch she’ar cholei Yisrael.
To assist the Gruen family with their financial burden, donations can be made at:
or checks can be mailed to:
Gruen Family Fund
c/o Cong. Beis Doniel
3718 Shannon Rd
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Our original article appears below:
The Gruen family of Cleveland is in dire need of tefillos after a horrific car accident early Friday morning in Clarion Township, Pennsylvania.
The family’s minivan hit a tractor-trailer that had turned over from a previous accident and was blocking both westbound lanes of I-80, according to a report by EYT posted on Explore Clarion.
The father, Avi, suffered a broken sternum.
Of the five children in the car, four (between the ages of 4-11) were injured. Two (Yocheved Rivka and Gedalya Dovid) have since been released from the hospital, but the other two are in critical condition: Leah Hadassa has terrible physical injuries, and Chava has suffered a serious brain injury.
The mother, Michal, and a four-month-old baby were not in the car at the time.
In a message to Klal Yisrael, Michal’s sister wrote: “All the Tefilos and tzedakah and teshuva that everyone is doing is breaking thru shamayim. We need more and more of it. Please I am begging everyone to daven their heart out for my sister and her children.”
In the wake of the accident, Klal Yisrael has sprung into action, raising much-needed funds to assist the family in their hour of need, and storming the gates of Heaven with tearful tefillos and mitzvos for the zechus of a complete, speedy refuah and yeshuah for the family. In a heartfelt video message, Mrs. Gruen described the chizuk that the family is receiving from seeing how all of acheinu bnai Yisrael are feeling their pain, and doing all they can to beseech the Ribono Shel Olam to show chessed and rachamim.
Please daven for a refuah sheleimah for the injured children, b’soch sh’ar cholei Yisrael, as well as for the Ribono Shel Olam to help the family cope with the trauma of this horrific ordeal.
The names of the injured children are:
Leah Hadassa bas Michal Chana
Chava bas Michal Chana
Yocheved Rivka bas Michal Chana
Gedalya Dovid Ben Michal Chana
Donations to assist the family with their many expenses can be made at: