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Favor for a Dying Woman

Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Tricia Somers asks her nurse for a huge favor. An incredible true story.

When was the last time you really went out of your comfort zone to perform an act of kindness? After watching this video, you’ll get a better appreciation how helping others is one of the most powerful ways we can emulate God.

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Visitor Comments: 19

(19) Anonymous, November 19, 2017 6:06 PM

I did something too

I live in south america, but I'm from New york. My best friend had been living with lung cancer for eight years. No matter how many times she had chemo, it kept coming back. So after eight years of suffering she decided to let the cancer take it's course. Another friend from our group told me if I didn't go visit her I would have to come to her funeral. I flew in to New York and saw her for the very last time. it was SO worth it. she passed away around two weeks later.
Do the biggest favor for someone and g-d will return the favor when you need it.

(18) Anonymous, April 4, 2017 12:24 AM

What an Amazing, and truly wonderful story

I am a speechless Mamma in tears. What a story. Thanks Aish.
I hope there are more like Tricia than we think

(17) Reuven Frank, March 23, 2015 12:28 PM

Stories like this

I really *Hate* stories like this.
They make me cry too hard.
You are wonderful people doing "above and beyond" what's called for. The Jews have an untranslatable(?) word for this that means something like "beyond Righteous." They call is Chessed. [Maybe "lovingkindness"?]

(16) Honey W, November 16, 2014 10:18 PM


May the lighting of the Chanukah candles bring both you ---your son and the wonderful nurse and her family all the blessings and love.This is a time for miracles. God Bless you all.



(15) Barbara Macdonald, November 8, 2014 4:08 PM

Such Inspiration

Trish may your life with you new family be filled with love and blessings for the rest of your days. May your son and his new family be richly blessed. Hashem is there with all of you

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