Noa Emas

I came to Israel as a pre-college student, taking a year off before I start college in order to explore both myself and Israel. When I heard about Save A Child’s Heart, I quickly jumped at the opportunity and volunteered my mornings at the children’s home from January to May. Let me just say, nothing…

Yapha Rosen

In January 2017, I became a part-time volunteer. Although I did not plan on staying for more than three months, I ended up extending my time at SACH until May, and within that time I also became a full-time volunteer for two weeks. Those five months were the best of my life. When I first arrived…

Alexa Elias

I was a part-time volunteer at SACH from January through June 2017. The long spread of time allowed me to individually get to know so many kids, mothers, nurses, and those working at the house. During my time at the house, I was on my gap year and away from home and my family. However,…

Sophie Rodney

My experience at Save A Child’s Heart was completely different from what I imagined it to be. I pictured myself being around disheartened families facing the terrible burden of pediatric heart disease. However, I actually found myself surrounded by more love and hope than I have ever before. I will never forget my first volunteer…

אמיר כץ

זה זמן רב שרציתי להתנדב באיזושהי מסגרת, אבל כל פעם צץ משהו אחר שלא אפשר לי, לפני כמה שנים גיליתי (רחוב אחד מביתי) את ארגון הצל ליבו של ילד http://www.saveachildsheart.com, וזה היה לי ברור שאני הולך להתנדב שם, עוד ב 2013 רציתי להתחיל אבל לא יכולתי להתחייב למשמרת קבועה, אי שם באוקטובר 2015 בעקבות מפגש…

Bianca Kirsh

As soon as I walked into the doors of the Children’s House on a rainy Sunday morning, an overflowing sense of joy rapidly found its way into my heart. My name is Bianca Kirsh, I’m from Brazil, and this is the story about my first week of volunteering with Save a Child’s Heart.     Not long…

Rotem Fellus

My first day at Save a Child’s Heart was unforgettable in many levels. The visual impression is that of a place that is not associated with sickness or pain. There are colours all around, small children running about, playing, and moms talking and laughing. So when I entered the SACH building for the first time, I really didn’t…

Scarlett Bach

“Balagan,” the Hebrew slang word for chaos or a mess, was just about the first word I heard upon entering 16 Haviva Reik. Since then, that word has continually echoed throughout the SACH house. “Don’t make balagan!” “YOU! Very, very big balagan!” I can hear those phrases resounding downstairs as I write this post from…

Caleb Coomes

During my time at Save a Child’s Heart, I documented my experience with a (almost) daily Facebook post and would like to share them with you here! Day #2 (June 5th, 2017) Another end to an even better day! We had 3 groups visit today through the morning and afternoon – so, needless to say,…

Megan Miller

I never imagined that in just 2 short weeks here I would experience something so life changing. During my time as a full time volunteer at SACH I have had the opportunity to experience so much and I know that my perception of life has already changed forever. I’ve met and interacted with kids and…

Eli Fredman

Coming as a fourth year Medical School student from George Washington University School of Medicine to do a medical rotation with Save A Childs Heart (SACH) has been life changing. From a medical perspective, it was absolutely fascinating. I was involved in surgeries and the care of patients with rare conditions you often only read…

Rachel Werner

The first time I saw Winnie she was sleeping. She had traveled for over 20 hours, landed at three in the morning and had just enough time to eat before arriving at Wolfson medical center for a day full of testing; all to get a detailed picture of what is going on inside the body…