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A Video to Warm the Heart
This moving video was screened at the annual event of the Friends of Yad Sarah in London and illustrates more than 40 years of activity - for the benefit of all Israelis. * In the video, veteran volunteer Vivian London speaks about her long association with Yad Sarah and the help that was there for her when she needed it * Photography and Editing: Simon Maurer * Research and Production: Benny Cohen, Public Relations
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Yad Sarah Reaches Out to Help Muquadam
Meet Muquadam, a two-and-a-half-year-old boy from Tanzania. He came to Israel under the auspices of Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), an NGO that arranges vital operations for children from developing countries in need of cardiac surgery. And Yad Sarah gave him a wheelchair to take home. In the photo: Muquadam with his mother and Yad Sarah Tourism Director Nadia Alalu.
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So Much More Than Just Wheelchairs!
They asked about borrowing a wheelchair - they received a complete guide to hosting an elderly relative in a safe and accessible environment * Reported by Shani Rosenfeld, director of the Exhibition and Guidance Center at Yad Sarah in Jerusalem * In the photo: Students of Social Work and Health Services, guests from Israel and abroad, come to the Center and get reliable information based on many years of professional experience
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Yad Sarah staffers and volunteers work together to help save the life of Dina Rivkin, a little girl suffering from a devastating congenital disease.

Dinush (Dina) is four and a half. Full of life and loved by all who meet her, Dinush has a congenital condition called esophageal atresia, a congenital medical condition (birth defect) which affects the alimentary tract. It causes the esophagus to end in a blind-ended pouch rather than connecting normally to the stomach. Since her birth, Dinush has been fed by a tube, never experiencing the taste of chocolate or pizza or French toast. She is attached to the feeding tube many hours every day, but her body cannot properly digest the special formula and she chokes and vomits several times a day. Dinush needs a life-saving operation, that the doctors at the Boston Children's Hospital hope will save her life and will allow her to live a normal life, as every child deserves. Dinush's family managed to raise the 1.6 million NIS ($420,000) necessary to fund the trip to Boston and the operation. While preparing for the trip, Dinush's mother, Chaya Rivkin from Kiryat Malachi in the south of Israel, realized that Dinush's feeding device would not last the 12 hours needed to fly to Boston. Dinush's father turned to Asher Yakobson, Yad Sarah's coordinator of special transportation needs in the center of the country, to see if Yad Sarah could help. Asher contacted Nachum Rabinowitz, an expert on special equipment. After consulting with another expert, Meir Greenwald, Nachum prepared two feeding devices that would each last 6 hours. The devices were delivered to the family, passed from Nachum to Yaron Aviv (director of YadSaraVans) to Asher, who gave it to the emotional and grateful father. Once again, all the resources of Yad Sarah and the desire of its many staff and volunteers to help wherever possible came together to save a life. Dinush made it safely to Boston and will be operated on in the coming days.

 
 
Third Graders Collect 500 Coins for Yad Sarah
The children wanted to help others less fortunate

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A Day at Yad Sarah
Chanukah is over and winter is upon us, but at Yad Sarah it is business as usual. See photo gallery above. Read more...

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Giving Stays in the Family
Elisheva Printz, lending director of the Jerusalem region, writes about Yad Sarah's newest branch in Kiryat Ye'arim (Telz- Stone) under the direction of the Felheimer family. * The family is continuing its own tradition as well as that of Yad Sarah's, and has established a local branch in their home * Photography: David Rothner *

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Hagit Yasu Gives Back
Customers who come to the Yad Sarah branch in Sderot are surprised to see Hagit Yasu sitting in front of one of the computers. (pictured) Hagit is well known as the winner of the "Kochav Nolad" program six years ago and received lots of publicity following the win.

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Where Does a Family from Oklahoma Turn When They Need Help in a Medical Emergency? Why, to Yad Sarah, Of Course!

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Yad Sarah is Now Part of the Fun in Jerusalem Family
When Fun in Jerusalem owner and creator Joanna Shebson was looking for a venue to host her family event, she chose Yad Sarah and became a fan

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Our Young People Also Give Back
Thanks to Shmuel Friedman, a high school student who has been volunteering at Yad Sarah's Givataim branch this summer. Helping out in the computer department,Shmuel also helps people carry borrowed equipment to their cars. We wish him the best of luck in his studies next year at a Jerusalem yeshiva. To volunteer, please call *6444

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Beit Safafa: Amina Aliyan speaks the Yad Sarah language
YS site reporter Sumiya Al Nabari talks with the director of the Jerusalem Beit Safafa branch

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As the Music Played, the Patient with Parkinson's Stopped Shaking
Hamutal Ben Or, director of the Day Rehabilitation Center at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, talks about a moment when music became therapy * Thanks to Musethica from all of us at Yad Sarah * Photographer: David Rothner

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