When I was heading to the Sheba Hospital Intermediate Care Unit and was in the elevator, as the doors opened, I was surprised to see the mother of Zakaria standing right in front of me.

Zakaria has spent all of his time in the Intensive Care Unit, but today he was transferred to a lower Acuity Unit. We exchanged greetings and she welcomed me to see Zakaria.

It was my first time seeing Zakaria, and I am thankful for the opportunity to have met him. Zakaria is a strong fighter. He was without oxygen support today. His mother has been working with him to improve his movement and strength. His eyes were able to follow the little mobile hanging above his bed,

which included the snail in the above photo. We hope that Zakaria’s heart function will continue to improve. We praise God for sustaining his life.

Thank you so much for your continued prayers for this little one.