I met Toleen’s father for the first time, unexpectedly, in the kitchen located outside the Intensive Care Unit of Sheba Medical Center. When he realized I was from the organization Shevet Achim, he was very welcoming and kind. He joyfully said that Toleen was doing well after going through a major operation yesterday.
Little Toleen always seems to surprise us. The referral report out of Gaza shared a different diagnosis for her than what the doctors in Israel diagnosed. The doctors at Sheba Hospital determined Toleen had Coarctation of the Aorta rather than Whole Interruption of the Aorta. During surgery, the surgeons also discovered a blood clot in her aorta and took necessary steps to treat this.