A sparrow falls to the ground

Friends, after a few good days off the ECMO heart-lung support, Gabi’s lung complications caused his oxygen levels to plummet yesterday. Doctors again used every available resource to support him, including high-frequency respiration and peritoneal dialysis:

But this afternoon Gabi’s surgeon admitted there was nothing else in their power to do, and just as the Shabbat started the call came from the hospital that Gabi has gone before us to the Father.

Gabi’s father tonight is back with our community in Jaffa, after so many agonizing days in the hospital ICU. Please pray for him as he grapples with regret, and for our community as we walk alongside him.