A moving message from Alaa’s parents

Tonight we dropped Alaa back at the Gaza Strip crossing point after a return visit today to the Sheba Medical Center. Doctors removed his stitches and Alaa is now scheduled to return in early January to see the surgeon and have a post-surgical echo. Despite episodes of shortness of breath, Alaa reports he is feeling better than before the surgery. Meanwhile we’ve just received this moving message from his family:

Letter of Appreciation

On behalf of our son A’laa Fayiz Asultan we would like to thank Shevet Achim for the diligent care they demonstrated in helping our son. Over a period of 12 months, you were so close to our son taking real good care of him while he was going through the arduous journey of diagnosis and treatment until he underwent the complex and laborious surgery in his heart. Words will never be able to thank you enough; we pray that God almighty reward you bountifully.

Jonathan, your consistent and generous attention can tell much about your kind heart and love for humanity. You did not only cater for A’laa, you also were successful in making up for our presence as his parents throughout the whole process. We could feel how much you were anxious about A’laa health and welfare alike. Thank you.

Ammar, you are such a kind and generous gentleman with a myriad of qualities that make anybody meets you love you from their heart at first sight. Your non-stop and frequent updates to us were always source of reassurance and hope. Thank you.

Alena, we will never be able to thank you enough indeed. You took the trouble to advocate a lost cause, but you were able to come over obstacles and secure the support needed for the surgery. You are a princess. Thank you. With your enthusiasm and sincerity, our hopes came in true.

We can really “behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity.”
May you all thrive

Fayiz and Mona Assultan
Father and Mother of A’laa
Gaza
30 November 2020