Michal Berman

“Creativity takes courage” – Artist Henri Matisse. Matisse’s words are a way of life at Save a Child’s Heart, where I see courage every day. The children at Save a Child’s Heart come from foreign countries to undergo intensive cardiac procedures and during their time in Israel, they live at the SACH house. My name…

Thank you Terri !

Terri joined the Save A Child’s Heart family thirteen years ago when she joined the Save A Child’s Heart Medical team on a mission to China. The experience she had then was something that she carried with her and motivated her to come to Israel to volunteer at the Save a Child’s Heart Children’s Legacy…

Brianna McKiernan

The Save a Child’s Heart home is an integral part of this organization and serves a vital role in functioning as a “home away from home” for the children, nurses, mothers, and volunteers who live in it. It was my home for two weeks in July 2015 when I came to SACH as a full-time…

Stephanie Raphael

Over the last recent year, I worked as a preschool teacher in a classroom with children ages 3-4 years old.  While I found much joy and a sense of pride in my work as a teacher, I felt that something was missing. I knew I needed a career change.  I wanted to help others in…

Seth’s Honorary Bar Mitzvah Day

“It was nice to see all the kids we were helping with our donation. It seemed like a friendly place and a good environment for children who are healing”- Seth Drachman It was such a pleasure to have Seth visit the house, the kids loved playing with him and his family. We are so grateful…

Riley Noik

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I walked into the SACH house for my first shift.  Naturally I was a bit nervous and a little apprehensive. Although I was confident in my abilities to interact with children, I couldn’t help but think, “what if they don’t like me?” What if we couldn’t even…

Danielle Goss

When I made my way towards the Save a Child’s Heart house on the first day I was more than nervous. It was weird dropping myself into these people’s lives. They already had their routine and system. They knew who everyone was and had a common language. I, instead, was the outsider. I came in…

Kanchi Ganatra

My week at SaCH was fun filled and rewarding in a multitude of ways, starting from watching the kids smile and play in the early morning sunshine to the afternoon lunch chit-chat with the mums to just seriously working in the back office with Merlyn and Zach sipping on some hot coffee. I had never…

Merlyn Joseph

Hello I am Merlyn Joseph, a doctor pursuing my masters in Community Medicine from St. John’s Medical Hospital, Bangalore, India. I had been for a month to the Ben Gurion University in Israel for a short course in global health. There as part of our practicum I along with another Indian student, Kanchi, was posted…

Sean Haber

Yahya is a one and a half year-old boy from Afghanistan, born with a rare congenital heart defect (0.2/1000 live births) called “Transposition of the Great Arteries” (TGA), along with pulmonary stenosis and two septal defects. His condition was a dangerous one, and his prognosis in Afghanistan was poor – without surgery, he would die….

Leora Robinson

Before starting this internship I was told, almost warned, that this was a very unstructured program and that it was my responsibility to make the most of my time. Wolfson hospital, based in Holon is a busy hospital with doctors doing amazing life-saving work, allowing medical students to observe and learn from them. I was…

Shayna Kramer

My name is Shayna Kramer, I am currently one of the part-time volunteers here at Save a Child’s Heart. I am from Bowie, Maryland in the USA. I am a graduate from Frostburg State University where I studied Communication Studies with a minor in Health Promotion. Before coming to Israel I was a Teacher’s Aide at The Children…