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I who was born June 17, 1988 with several birth defects that affected the mid-line of my body known as VACTER syndrome. Each letter represents a different part of the anatomy and of the five letters, I have four of the anomalies.

In my early years of life, I had four bowel surgeries, tracheal surgery, four open heart surgeries, and over 10 other heart related procedures.

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January 18, 2023

We know it has been a while since the last time we posted on Help Hope Live and the great news is because Ross is living his best life! Ross has been back working full-time and is back teaching Hebrew School which he loves. For Ross' first year transplant anniversary, he ran the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum and ran right up. For Ross' second year transplant anniversary, he did the same thing and I think this will become a tradition. This just shows how well Ross feels and how much stronger he has become over the last couple of year. Ross continues to love sports and is involved in many fantasy teams for most sports; he is feeling comfortable to start travelling and spending time with friends and going to NY, down the shore and hopefully something bigger this year. Now that Ross doesn't spend all of his PTO going to doctor appointments, he has the time to have FUN! His doctors are thrilled with his progress and feel he is doing great at all of his 2 year check ups. Medications continue to be expensive and really appreciate everyone's support to help shoulder this burden. We are the most thankful for Ross' donor family because without them, Ross may not be here today. If you are not a registered donor, please become one. It is as simple as registering on-line or checking the box the next time you renew your driver's license. Donna has been spending time talking to local organizations and even a national organizations about the need for donors. Did you know that just one donor, can save the life of 8 people and improve the lives of up to 100!

March 23, 2021

Join us to Welcome Home Ross & Donna

This is not an April's Fool's Joke! Donna Miller and Ross Rudnitsky are coming home to continue to heal after Ross received his gift of life just a short 6 months ago. Please join us as we celebrate their homecoming with a parade of cars!

Thursday, April 1st at 6:00 pm

429 Prospect Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19803

We are meeting first at 5:45 pm at the AT&T Wireless parking lot on 202/Concord Pike

We will line up and follow the lead car like very slow moving train while they are outside. We asked what Ross' favorite places for gift cards and they are: Brewster's, Panera, Big Fish, Mazzellas, Stanley's, Acme, Giant and Wawa. We will have a basket available as we line up, and we will "gift" the basket to Ross during the drive by. If you are unable to attend, but would like to give them a card, please bring it to Stacey Friedland, Jennifer Michaels or Karolin Lipman any time prior to the drive by. Rain Date--Monday, April 5th (Sponsored by the Tikkun Olam Committee at Congregation Beth Shalom and #TeamRossiRoo)

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December 29, 2022

Ross, I am so proud of you and love seeing you live your best life!

Donna Miller

February 22, 2021

We are cheering you on, Ross and Donna! Sending continued prayers and endless love! -Your CBS Community

Cantor Elisa Cohn

January 3, 2021

For Ross's continued and total recovery!

Elaine Schmerling