Final stage of a long journey

Our beloved Leen was bright and cheery when the day dawned of her long-awaited dental surgery. (She was fasting since midnight in preparation for the anesthesia, and a few tears in the car coming down from Jerusalem were quieted by singing “The name of the LORD is a strong tower” in Arabic).

The caring and dedicated team at Sheba put in over a dozen crowns, as well as fillings and one root canal, in a procedure which took about two hours before her mother was finally called back to her side in the recovery room:

By evening Leen was back to her old self, and rewarded with a walk through Jaffa with Shevie:

And even a special visit with a friend who is well-known in the Arabic world:

Leen will be seen again for follow-up after one week, and then should be free to finally return to her family in Gaza after a long healing journey in Israel which included heart treatment, eye surgery, MRI of the brain, and treatment for unusual brain activity. Thank God she has come a long way, and she and her mother have become dear friends and virtual members of our community.