The Children of Jerusalem Beat Cancer
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The Israeli Leadership Academy Bnei Zion

The Children of Jerusalem Beat Cancer

By The Israeli Leadership Academy Bnei Zion

Helping the families fighting for their children

My dearest daughter,

Four months ago, we received the worst news any parent could possibly get. Our worst nightmare came true, they told us that you, our little princess, had cancer.

Our family started to fight a war for your life. From the beginning, we knew that this war could only have...

My dearest daughter,

Four months ago, we received the worst news any parent could possibly get. Our worst nightmare came true, they told us that you, our little princess, had cancer.

Our family started to fight a war for your life. From the beginning, we knew that this war could only have one outcome. We promised you and ourselves that we would win this war.

You were hospitalized in the hemato-oncology ward at Hadassah Hospital and began a series of difficult and exhausting treatments. Through this entire process, there was one ray of light, our incredible and dedicated doctor, Dr. Mira. Without her we could not have made it.

Then the nightmare got worse. The hemato-oncology ward at Hadassah fell apart because our doctors would not agree to work under conditions that were endangering sick children. To add to our struggles, the Ministry of Health refused to open a new ward for the sick children in Jerusalem.

My dear daughter, the apple of my eye, we do not intend to break our promise to you. We are fighting and we will continue to fight for your life. We will not rest until you are once again allowed to receive treatment in Jerusalem.

(Uri Yakir, father of Adi)

What's going on?

Every year about 160 children from Jerusalem and its surrounding areas, receive the devastating news that they have cancer. There is only one hemato-oncology ward in Jerusalem and it is currently falling apart. Six world renowned doctors have lost their jobs because they would not agree to work under conditions that would endanger the lives of sick children.

We, the parents of the children who have been stricken with cancer in Jerusalem, are screaming out for the intervention of the Minister of Health and the Prime Minister. We have set up a protest tent in Sacher Park and are calling for authorization to establish and additional ward in Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem where our children's doctors can be transferred. This will simply make the level of care in Jerusalem, the capital of the state of Israel, equal to cities in the center of the country.

Every week, the protest tent costs 50,000 NIS. Until now we have funded the struggle from our own pockets and the donations of generous friends. The longer the protest continues, the greater the financial burden.

Help us fulfill the promise we made to our children and all of the sick children of Jerusalem. Together we will fight and beat cancer and the petty politics and power plays that have gotten us into this terrible situation. The Israeli Leadership Academy - Bnei Zion are raising money for the families fighting for their children's lives. The money raised will be transferred in its entirety to fund the protest. All donations are tax deductible in the United States, Canada and Israel.

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The Israeli Leadership Academy Bnei Zion

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The Israeli Leadership Academy "Bnei zion" was founded in order to educate and instill young Israelis with the will, knowledge, ability and sense of commitment to take part in the advancement of social action in Israel - in the areas of security, education, science, culture, economics, media,...

The Israeli Leadership Academy "Bnei zion" was founded in order to educate and instill young Israelis with the will, knowledge, ability and sense of commitment to take part in the advancement of social action in Israel - in the areas of security, education, science, culture, economics, media, politics and the public sector.

Today, the Academy has under it's wings three leadership educational programs and one social organization addressing the needs of Israel's aging population.

The foundation was founded in 2007 following the death of Maglan soldier, Ben Zion Shay Hadad of blessed memory, who was killed in August 2006 in a mission he assumed out of dedication to his fellow-soldiers.

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