In true fashion of giving, an Israeli Charity has been working for 10 years to save children from various heart diseases that afflict many in the war-torn region. The Hospital, Wolfson in Israel has been operating on Iraqi children who have managed to get there with their parents to seek help for their child’s defective hearts. Children from all over the world have benefited from the work they do there, from Palestinian, Iraqi and all other nationalities, they open their doors to children who would otherwise have died due to heart problems their parents could not afford to pay for treatment. The hospital claims to save a child’s life every 29 hours and that means a lot for the war torn region. This is the true spirit of giving; even long time enemies turn back on their differences for a child whose life is in jeopardy. Pediatric heart surgery is one of the most specialized and expensive types of surgery a child can ever have, many children die from heart problems such as defects and injuries received during conflicts in the region. The hospital works with some of the most sophisticated equipment and some of the best pediatric heart surgeons in Israel and the world over who donate their time and skills to help these children allowing them to live normal adult lives.
The hospital and the Organization also aims to educate doctors in their respective regions and award facilities to develop and cater to their local needs. The full-outreach program does not look at color, race, ethnicity or any other distinguishing factor other than the fact they all share a common goal, to give a child the life they deserve with the best possible treatment the developed world has to offer. Their doctors also conduct outreach programs, going to the far corners of the world to do heart surgery on children who would otherwise have no futures if it were not for their pioneering work. Visit them and get to know the pioneering work and lives they have saved. Be inspired by the stories of survival and hope that have resulted from their actions as they close their eyes to discrimination focusing on the task at hand, saving lives!
Originally posted on April 25, 2008 @ 6:55 am