Our precious Wasim remains stable with no significant change from the weekend. The staff at Sheba continue to care for him with excellence and his wonderful mother remains calm and strong.
I saw Wisam’s mother today at Sheba Medical Center. She was so happy to see co-worker Georgia and I, and it felt like seeing our sister. She spoke of his improvement as being little by little, under diffecult circumstances. I was struck by her joy in the midst of pain.
When we got home, and co-worker Amar asked if she was okay or not doing well. I could honestly answer yes, there was nothing in her countenance which denoted hopelessness or anger. Please keep praying for Wasim and his mother, our dear sister.
After 17 years, returning to Israel
Doctors in Gaza contacted us this week with an urgent appeal to rescue 17-year-old Wasim, who was in heart in the ICU in Gaza. Wasim had surgery in Israel as a baby, but was never followed up, and now the conduit placed long ago was far too small for his grown heart.
Our Gaza team pushed with all their strength to get Wasim to Israel and he arrived at the Sheba Medical Center Friday night, after the Sabbath had already arrived. And thank God, because Sunday the crossing from the Gaza Strip was closed by authorities there over fears of the coronavirus.