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

Friday, Aug 17 2018

Hadassah Mourns the Loss of Aretha Franklin and Urges Greater Awareness of Diagnosis and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Sadly, the “queen of soul” Aretha Franklin passed away yesterday at age 76, due to an advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pancreatic NET or PNET).

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Wednesday, Aug 15 2018

Hadassah Hospital’s Bone Marrow Transplant Department Receives International Acclaim

In a first for Israel, Hadassah Medical Organization’s Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cancer Immunotherapy Department has recently received full accreditation by the Joint Accreditation Committee ISCT-EUROPE & EBMT (JACIE), Europe’s only official accreditation body in the field.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

Hadassah Hospital Helps Educate Mikvah Attendants To Bolster Women’s Health

After a woman emerges from the ritual bath (mikveh) and wraps herself in a towel, says mikveh attendant Daniella Salomon, “I keep an eye out” for anything unusual.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Tuesday, Aug 7 2018

American Medical Attaché and Consulate Nurse Tour Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem

Jennifer Kmiecinski, Medical Attaché to the Consulate General of the United States in Israel, visited Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem earlier this month to assess the level of health care available to American personnel serving in Israel.

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