When last October, David Kazhdan, world-renowned mathematician, Talmud scholar, and biker was run over by the wheel of a tractor-trailer while bicycling with his son, he was brought to the Hadassah Medical Center’s Trauma Unit close to death.
The difficult journey from a diagnosis of leukemia through life-saving treatment at the Hadassah Medical Center began for Shahar at about age six when she began to feel extremely tired in ballet class and found herself wanting to sleep an abnormal amount.
Hadassah National President Marcie Natan and a group of Hadassah leaders from the US flew to Israel on July 27 for a brief, but intense, tour of specific areas in Israel affected by Operation Protective Edge. They have visited the following places so far:
German national Football team and TV Chef Holger Stromberg invited about 250 guests to a party to support peace. The donations will support the Hadassah Medical Center.
Wounded Israeli soldiers are being airlifted from Gaza to HMO’s trauma center in Jerusalem. Because of our world-renowned trauma physicians, the soldiers are alive and recovering.
In an act of solidarity with wounded IDF soldiers, President- elect Reuven Rivlin and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat visited eight of the wounded and their families at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem.
For the past eight years, students of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design have been meeting regularly with hospital patients at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus to enhance their healing. The students come in pairs, once a week for four hours, and facilitate art activities with the patients and their family members, enabling them to express their emotions through art and to experience the fun of creating their own works of art.
Sally and David Abadi, ardent supports of Israel and of Hadassah, finally had the chance to visit Jerusalem – and the Hadassah Medical Organization – with their family this past fall. They flew from Panama City, where they reside, to Ben - Gurion Airport with their five young children, each of whom have their manes etched on the walls of the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower.
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Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) is mobilizing for an influx of casualties from the greater Jerusalem area, though we pray there will be few. As a tertiary care hospital, we are also prepared to receive wounded soldiers and civilians who might be air lifted from more distant areas.