Three children from Kurdistan have arrived in Israel with their mothers to receive life-saving medical treatment from world famous Israeli NGO Save a Child’s Heart.
The three children requiring treatment are aged five, two and 11 months old. They arrived last week and will join the ranks of 5,000 other children who have been saved by the organization over the last two decades.
#صباح_الخير جمعية “انقذ قلب طفل” تنقذ حياة فاطمة وهي المريضة ال 5000 بمرض القلب تخضع لعملية جراحية كغيرها من اطفال من دول عربية لا تقيم علاقات مع #اسرائيل مثل #العراق اضافة الى اثيوبيا، والسلطة الفلسطينية ودول افريقية اخرى. “من انقذ نفسا واحدة كمن انقذ العالم برمته” pic.twitter.com/Yv1FbpXw8C
— إسرائيل بالعربية (@IsraelArabic) June 12, 2019
Last month, the NGO announced that its 5,000th patient had undergone a life-saving procedure at the hands of the organization’s doctors. Its 5,000th patient was one-year old Fatma from Zanzibar who’s mom, Balkis, was also saved by the organization when she was a child.
Following this achievement, Lior Sasson, the organization’s lead surgeon, said in a statement that “there is nothing more gratifying than being part of saving a life.”
“To be able to put aside politics and help a human being in need – a child is the miracle the doctors at Save a Child’s Heart perform every day,” he added.
Save a Child’s Heart has treated children from 59 countries, including more than 2,500 Palestinian patients from the West Bank and Gaza. All patients are treated free of cost and the organization operates from Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.
Last year, the UN Population Fund awarded its prestigious Population Award to the Save a Child’s Heart.
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