Clinging on to life

As a newborn Mostafa was rushed from Gaza to the Sheba Medical Center in Israel for life-saving heart surgery. He was successfully rescued and returned to his family, but doctors told the family that due to the nature of his multiple congenital heart defects, Mostafa would have to undergo at least two more surgeries as he grows.

Now at age nine months Mostafa is just clinging on to life with oxygen levels 65% of normal. He is past due for his second surgery, but the Palestinian ministry of health, which sent Mostafa out for his first surgery, is no longer willing to refer children to Israel due to tax disputes. Sheba doctors tell us that Mostafa’s condition is urgent. Unless there is an intercessor to get Mostafa back to Israel, he does not have long to live.