Jixi He

For hours I had been staring at that tiny fragile beating heart, so naked under my eyes, mesmerized. It was the first time I saw an open-heart surgery. I was at the Wolfson Medical Center for a 2 weeks medical internship program sponsored by the organization – Save a Child’s Heart (SACH). SACH has brought…

Boris Lemor

We, as humans, are in constant search of meaning and purpose. We try – throughout life – to understand the forces that lead our behavior, and the consequences of this behavior. Predominantly, we want to comprehend why are we inclined to conduct ourselves in some particular manner and for what/whom are we doing it. While…

Meghan Colpas

I have been at SACH for about a month and a half now, first as a full volunteer, then as a part time volunteer, and now as an intern in the Therapy Program. Living at the SACH house first allowed me to form close bonds with the children and the mothers, by having dinner parties…

Melissa Herman

I first learned about the work done by Save a Child’s Heart during a visit with my synagogue in 2010. I remember spending most of our visit with a two-year-old boy from Angola. While neither of us spoke a word of the same language, we instantly connected, spending the rest of our short visit playing,…

Aleeza Freedman

My second week at the SACH house was an absolutely amazing one filled with lots of learning and fun! The week started off by welcoming some children back into the SACH house after returning from having recently had their surgeries at Wolfson Medical Center. Alexandra, a precious 6 month old baby from Romania, is certainly…

Noa Lashevsky

Today was my last and most difficult day at SACH. Monday’s are echo days where most of the children go to the hospital. I found out that the reason for why I haven’t seen baby Malgareen since the first day, was that she had post-operation complications and was staying at the hospital because she needed…

Daniela Bitton

I’m currently in my fifth month at SACH and I am loving every minute of it! As an intern, I am able to experience the house from all aspects – I am able to play with the kids and get to know them, as well as get a glimpse of the behind the scenes in the…

Aleeza Freedman

Exactly one week ago from today, I arrived in Israel and took my first steps into the SACH house, where I started as a full-time volunteer. Before arriving, I wondered what the house would be like, whether the kids would like me, and what types of activities we would do together. I was super excited…