When I entered the ICU at Sheba Hospital today, I expected Rizhna and her mother to be packing to return with me to our community house in Ashdod. I asked the nurse if Rizhna would be discharged today, but she told me no, that Rizhna will move to the primary ICU to be prepared for heart surgery on Thursday! This was a big surprise, the day Rizhna and her mother have been waiting for- for three months now!

However, Rizhna’s mother reacted not so enthusiastically. She is happy the time has finally come, but she is scared. I pray for Rizhna and her nervous mother. May God bless them.