Emergency transfer to Israel during Sukkot

Newborn Ahmed was rushed to the hospital in Gaza at the age of seven days, with severe cyanosis and respiratory distress. To save him doctors there put him on mechanical ventilation (assisted breathing), and sent out a top urgent plea for help to get Ahmed to Israel, the only place within reach where emergency repair can be done.

Ahmed’s father was born with the same congenital heart defect, and had surgery at the age of 12 years to correct it.

Doctors at Sheba agreed to accept him, even in the middle of the Sukkot holiday week, and Ahmed was rushed there by ambulance tonight.