Alaa is seven years old, from the hills of Hebron south of Bethlehem. He is now in Sheba Hospital waiting for a catheterisation, which hopefully will take place tomorrow. He has already had one open heart surgery here at Sheba, and another at Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem. Thankfully, both parents are able to be with him during this time in hospital. It was a pleasure to meet them both today.
They have two other sons, who are back home with their grandmother. They told me about how much they love life in their city. In particular, they shared about the famous grapes which are grown there. It was very nice to meet them both.
Please pray for Alaa as he heads into his catheterization tomorrow.