Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Letter FROM My Donor

(Mister Postman)

Mister Postman, look and see

(Oh yeah)

If there's a letter in your bag for me

(Please, Please Mister Postman)

Why's it takin' such a long time

(Why don't you check it and see one more time for me, you gotta)

Wait a minute

Wait a minute

Wait a minute

Wait a minute

(Mister Postman)

Mister Postman, look and see

(C'mon deliver the letter, the sooner the better)

Mister Postman

The song was originally written by William Garnet, he then gave it to Georgia Dobbins of the Marvelettes who then rewrote it. See, http://www.history-of-rock.com/marvelettes.htm

I had tears in my eyes reading this letter. My question is: Will this make me a better student of Talmud? Will I finally be able to read Hebrew?

Dear Recipient,


I apologize for the delay in responding to your letters as I only returned home this past Shabbos.


I am a 22 year old yeshiva student in Israel. Your letters touched me greatly and I would like to share with you my feelings: At the beginning when I was first told that I was a match I was very moved and happy that I would have the opportunity to participate in possibly saving someone's life. I approached the donation in good spirits and with a high degree of awareness of what was taking place, though with perhaps not enough of a sense of the urgency of the situation. After the donation, when I received your letters, tears came to my eyes as I absorbed and understood the real meaning and urgency of what in essence was a simple act on my part.


I hope and pray that the medical procedures that you are undergoing are successful and that you have a complete recovery so that you are able to return to everyday life with health and joy.


Please keep me informed as to your progress. If you feel strong enough and it is not too much trouble I would also like to know how the transplant was carried out.


Thank G-d, I feel fine and truly enriched.


With blessings for a complete recovery,


Blogger pablo said...


Suggest Yeshiva immersion (literally) might lead to improved understanding of Talmud, rudimentary comprehension of Hebrew, and (most importantly) vastly elevated capacity to dance the Horah!

Great to hear you in such good spirits, Brian

July 8, 2008 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A true hero at such a young age.

July 9, 2008 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Judy Cleri said...

Hi Dr. K,

Wow, how awesome that you heard from your donor and what a wonderful young man he is. I only hope that I would be as generous if the opportunity was there for me. The world needs more people like him.

So sorry to hear about your wife's accidnet. Man when it rains it pours. Don't you just wonder why God has blessed you with so much. It really is a blessing when you think of what it could of been.

Praying that you ar feeling stong and hanging in there.

Looking forward to your next post.

Judy & Clem Cleri

July 9, 2008 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Sherry Sturm said...

Dear Dear Dr. Koffman,
I learned of your illness only yesterday.
Our caregiver needs care!
I was sad, came home and read your blog.
This is a huge challenge. You have a plan. You have prepared...
You are a positive, uplifting spirit with beautiful karma.
You have the love and support of family, friends and everyone that is lucky enough to know you.
What an inspiration you are!
If you were your own doctor, you'd say, "This is fixable!"
Believe it. Know it. Be it.
I look forward to following your progress.
Love and warmest regards to you and your family,
Sherry Sturm
Love and warmest regards to you and your family,

July 12, 2008 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger luther hughes said...

Beck & i are thrilled to hear the great news . as i told Patti , i predict a complete recovery in your knees too . this to be followed by an amazingly long and successful career in HOCKEY ! :) don't laugh . it could happen ! as always , lots o'love
luther & becky

July 19, 2008 at 12:01 PM  

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