Gift and Tribute

Every child who has a bar/bat mitzvah at Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac is encouraged to do a Tzedakah project, or an act of charity and loving kindness. Chloe Myers’ project was both a gift for cancer patients and a tribute to her mother, Natacha Myers, a breast cancer survivor. In honor of her mother’s 5-year anniversary of being cancer-free, Chloe decided to use the money she received as gifts from her bat mitzvah in January, to purchase three DVD players and a dozen DVD’s for the cancer patients at the Bethesda office of her mother’s oncologist, Dr. Carolyn Hendricks. She wanted the cancer patients to watch movies as a diversion during their chemotherapy infusions. Chloe and her mom delivered the surprise gifts to Hendricks on Valentine’s Day. At left are Natacha Myers of Potomac, Dr. Carolyn Hendricks and Chloe, age 13.