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|Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation at Rambam Hospital|
It takes a village...
Unprecedented Israeli-Palestinian cooperation led by dedicated volunteers offers a little girl from Jenin a better life.
For the past 5 months, 2 year-old Aya Aiid Abo-Mois has been coming to Rambam for dialysis. Her daily morning journey begins from a village outside of Jenin that is under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority. The journey into Israel is not simple. Every morning, Aya and her mother wait for a driver of the "Derech Hachlama" (Way to Recovery) volunteer-run organization from Israel, which operates transportation services for Palestinian patients from their homes to hospitals in Israel.
Aya is the youngest of four children. In January 2009, she was hospitalized in the Jenin Governmental Hospital for kidney failure. Ten days later, her condition having worsened, she was transferred to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where she received dialysis treatment for over a month. At the request of her family and the authorization by the Palestinian Authority, Aya’s was moved to Rambam Medical Center at Haifa, closer to her home.
Over the past few months, Rambam Hospital has become a second home to them. It is here where mothers of different cultures and religions, Israeli Arabs and Jews, meet and speak freely about their fears and hardships and even discuss geo-political issues of the day. Sahir has developed a close kinship with the people she met at the hospital and says that there is a feeling of cooperation. She says, "I am especially grateful to 'Derech Hachlama,' and without their help I don't know how we could provide my daughter with the superior life-saving treatment that she needs."
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|As the world watches what is happening in Syria, we should not be surprised to discover that Rambam Health Care Campus remains in the news. Equipping the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital is more urgent than ever! Watch this CNN newsclip to learn more. You can also read this article that recently appeared in the National Post .|