Gaza girl, 1, in Israel for heart surgery

A one-year-old girl from Gaza is in Israel for life-saving heart surgery today at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, according to a press release from Save a Child’s Heart, a charity that helps children obtain life-saving cardiac treatments.

The release explains:

The girl, Fajar, a Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) patient arrived from Gaza with her father on Sunday evening. Fajar will be operated on Tuesday at around 11 a.m. by SACH lead surgeon Dr. Lior Sasson and his team.

Fajar is one of 25 children from around the world treated in Israel currently by SACH including children from the West Bank, Syria, Iraq, Romania, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) is an Israeli-based international non-profit organization. We are known worldwide for our commitment to saving lives by improving the quality of cardiac care for children from developing countries and creating centers of medical competence in these countries. SACH provides life-saving cardiac surgery and other lifesaving procedures at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel. Our doctors and nurses also hold preoperative and follow up cardiology clinics in Israel and abroad on a weekly basis. To date, we have saved the lives of over 3,400 children from Africa, South America, Europe, Asia, and throughout the Middle East.

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