Hadassah

Lymphoma in Remission, Pianist Gives Back, Playing Concerts for Charities

Tuesday, Jul 12 2016

Michael Pasikov playing the piano. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

Dressed in a hospital gown, a lymphoma patient wheeled himself over to the grand piano in the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower and began to fill the atrium with music. As he created a tradition of playing each day while in the hospital, he internalized how much his music was appreciated by patients and staff alike and promised himself, if he lived, he would give 100 concerts for hospitals and charity events.

Now three years into remission, Michael Pasikov has already given over 70 of those concerts. “Life isn’t about making plans that are way in the future,” he says. “Life is every day, moving forward and enjoying the gift you’re given.” Read about his story of music and recovery, and listen to him play the classics.

Comments

No comments yet.
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Wednesday, Mar 22 2017

Marathon Runner Pays Tribute to Hadassah Medical Team

After successfully running in the 2017 Jerusalem Marathon, Gil Troy pays tribute to Prof. Meir Liebergall, Director of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Orthopedic Surgery Department, and his medical team, who made this run possible.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Mar 22 2017

Reversing the Odds with Technology and Expertise

It could be a young patient with a virulent flu. Or a man having a severe asthma attack. Or a pregnant woman with a complication of pregnancy.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Mar 22 2017

Cypriot Health Minister Helps Save Israeli Patient

Whether it was a newborn baby with a severe heart defect or a pregnant woman with an unusual ectopic pregnancy, the Hadassah Medical Organization has been known to save the lives of Cypriot patients by helicoptering them to its hospital for complex emergency treatments. Recently, however, it was the Cypriot Health Minister who helped save the life of an Israeli patient.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Mar 22 2017

Top-Tier Turkish Journalists Receive Inside View of Hadassah Hospital

A delegation of top-tier Turkish journalists, accompanied by representatives from the Israel Foreign Ministry, visited Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem this month, marking the first time a high-level Turkish delegation has come to Israel since the new reconciliation agreement was signed between Israel and Turkey.

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More