December 25, in the children’s ward of the Sheba hospital in tel a-Shomer will take place new year celebration which is open to patients as «Sheba» and the patients of children’s departments in other Israeli hospitals. The evening of new year presentation «Winter fairy tale», gifts from Santa Claus and snow Maiden, contests, and a Christmas disco.
The event is organized by the volunteer organization «a Chance for life» with the participation of Russian and Ukrainian cultural centres of the Russian Orthodox Church in Israel and a child development center Smart Bunny Club.
The volunteer organization «a Chance for life» for more than two years helps children from abroad who are being treated in Israeli hospitals. Last week, the organization registered in Israel as a charitable Foundation.
In conversation with the editors NEWSru.co.il the founder of the Foundation «Chance for life» Inna Bakharev said that helps the children who came to Israel for treatment, after an illness of a loved one. Seeing with your own eyes, what are the problems faced in Israel for foreign patients, Inna began to help came to Israel for the treatment of children and their parents.
Inna and her friends were helping these people with housing, collecting things, walking with them in the hospital, played the role of translators, drivers and provided any support needed by people who find themselves in a difficult situation in a foreign country. Over time, the organization «a Chance for life» started to collaborate with the Israeli philanthropic foundations as «Haverim Le Refue», «Ezer mi-Zion» and similar organizations that provide assistance and collect funds for the treatment of cancer patients and children suffering from other serious diseases.
According to ina, this is not the first children’s entertainment event that suits the hospitals Fund «Chance for life». Bakharev says that on Christmas morning, going not only children, but young Israelis – natives of the former USSR who also want to celebrate the New year.
A month before the New year on the page in Facebook of «Chance for life» was published a list of gifts that young patients would like to have for the New year. According to ina, wishing to make a gift to the child was much more than applications.
«We would like to on our holiday came as many children as possible from different hospitals. However, we know that there are kids in serious condition, which simply can’t physically attend the matinee, but we have a «spare» Santas and snow Maiden, and after the holiday they will visit all children who wrote us, congratulate on the holiday and give gifts,» says Inna.