This year, Save a Child’s Heart is honored to have been selected as the beneficiary for the 8th Annual Family Hockey Challenge presented by The Jordana Lokash Foundation.
Through our programs in Israel, we provide life-saving cardiac treatment to children from developing countries and train health care professionals from those countries to have the skills to deliver quality care in their home community. To date, Save a Child’s Heart has provided care to over 5,000 children from 59 countries.
Our greatest achievement is that all the children, regardless of nationality, gender, religion, or financial consideration are treated with the finest medical care and cutting edge technology available today.
Your generous contributions from this year’s hockey tournament will go towards providing the children’s rehabilitation area at the new facilities with sports equipment. Play and physical activity are a big part of recovery and this sports equipment will be a source of endless fun and will contribute significantly to morale in the home.
Save a Child’s Heart has contributed significantly to improving global health and saving children’s lives and we cannot thank you enough for joining us as we continue mending hearts around the world.
A LETTER FROM MAYA PRICE
This past summer I went to Israel for my bat mitzvah. As part of our tour we went to Save a Child’s Heart and that visit was one of the highlights from my trip. I had no clue what Save a Child’s Heart was about but right when I walked in and saw all those kids playing outside with big smiles on their faces, I knew this was going to be a great experience. Seeing all those kids who had their lives saved from Save a Child’s Heart, made me feel such joy. After, listening to what this place did and what is was about I realized how lucky I was and how lucky those kids were too. I remember during the presentation this one little boy kept banging on the doors and kept trying to get our attention. It was hard to resist running over and opening up the door. I loved how happy he was to see me and my family. Then we went out to play with the kids and this the same boy who kept banging on the door to try and get our attention, came crawling over to me and my brother and gave us a big kiss and hug. His left arm was paralyzed and he had suffered a stroke so he couldn’t walk. This warmed my heart and I loved seeing him so happy to see us. Most of the kids we saw had just come out of surgery. They were so excited to see visitors and had a smile on their faces the whole visit. We played a lot with them and those kids loved throwing the ball around with us. This was a trip of a lifetime but most of all a visit of a lifetime. This place meant a lot to me and I am so happy I was able to visit and meet some of the kids at Save a Child’s Heart.