Waiting children need your
support more than ever
After having to pause our lifesaving heart procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re finally able to continue bringing children to Israel for treatment. However, we urgently need your support, as the disruption cost us valuable time.
Since our efforts began, three Zambian children, eight Palestinian children, and five Ethiopian children have traveled to Israel for life-saving procedures.
After traveling to Israel in April, Hanna is now able to return home to Ethiopia with her mother, Maserat. After receiving life-saving heart surgery, Hanna also recently celebrated her 6th birthday in Israel, and is now looking forward to being able to celebrate many more.
Queen a four-year-old from Zambia
When your child is sick you think about it day and night. Here, I know they work from the heart and I am so grateful for the care my daughter has finally received.- Annas, Arena's father.
Hanna, a five-year-old from Ethiopia
I am so hopeful now. I’ve been waiting for this chance for my child. I’ve seen other children who have been healed and now we are here to heal her. This was my prayer.- Masarat, Hanna's mother
We're excited that children from Ethiopia in need of life-saving cardiac procedures have arrived in Israel. The children are now undergoing COVID-19 testing ahead of their procedures.
Under normal circumstances, 30 children would have received life-saving heart procedures in the time we were unable to operate.
"His story is amazing," says Dr. Racheli, a senior physician in the pediatric intensive care unit at Wolfson Medical Center. "It is a story about a medical team who fought tirelessly for the life of a critically ill child, a story of a brave little boy who survived against all odds, and a story of people, of human beings, helping each other regardless of their origin and religion. This is the story of Save a Child's Heart.”
“I was very nervous to come here at the beginning, it is my first time in Israel, but everything is perfect now. My baby is saved, and the doctors are taking care of everything”,
- Lama’s mother
Building Bridges &
Save a Child's Heart was joined by the cast and crew of Fauda for a virtual event, Building Bridges & Telling Stories, where creator Avi Issacharoff discussed SACH's life-saving work.