When the rest of the nation is hiking, Enjoy, and celebrating with their families, nine
volunteers from the Ish Tzadik Foundation went on Chol Ha-Mo’ed to Schneider Children’s Hospital in order to cheer, delight, engage, and play with sick children, who could not leave the hospital to celebrate the holiday with their families.
The volunteers spread out in many hospital wards: oncology, dialysis, surgery, pre-surgery, at the children’s club and more.
In anticipation for the visit, volunteers spent hours in preparation of materials, games, and gadgets that helped them engage and delight the children. It was exciting to see the parents and children happy and thankful for all the blessed activity and the festive atmosphere that distracted them from their anguish and misery.
We wish to thank our volunteers from the bottom of our heart. We pray that in the merit of their actions, G-d will fulfill all their wishes for the good and satisfy all their needs, in peace and tranquility.
Another story to share: On Friday afternoon we received a call on behalf of a sick, blind, lonely, and childless woman, whose husband died a year and a half ago. She was hospitalized in Beilinson Hospital and asking if anyone would visit her, keep her company, and offer some support and encouragement.
Within an hour, a volunteer of the organization, arrived at Beilinson Medical Center with cookies, chocolates and fruit, and sat with the woman and engaged her in pleasantries for a significant amount of time.
Praiseworthy is the people that has this; Praiseworthy is the nation that there are their sons and their daughters.