Ezra Schneier

It was my first day at Save a Child’s Heart. As I stepped through the gate, thoughts swirled around in my head. How can I connect with these kids from the other side of the world, when we don’t even speak the same language?! Will the kids like me? How can I relate to them, and them to me?

Eliana Rohr

Some people are lucky enough to experience a place like no other. A place where the importance of words is exchanged for the power of friendship. Where people pay in kindness and smiles instead of money. Where education is fun and rewarding. Where love is larger than life.

Gabriella Malamud

The irony of SACH is that while these kids’ hearts need to be physically fixed with surgery, the love and joy that these kids generate is simply amazing. In this regard, their hearts are perfect.

Dara Engel

Upon graduating from nursing school and passing my licensing exam, I came to Save a Child’s Heart as a nurse seeking an alternative healthcare experience outside of a typical hospital setting. I had heard of the incredible work that SACH does every day to improve the lives of children around the world regardless of race,…

Maya Spencer

As I reflect on the incomparable experience I had volunteering at Save a Child’s Heart this past summer, I can’t help but think about the extraordinary kids and other volunteers I met. I had no idea how much of an impact Save a Child’s Heart would make on me. Traveling across the world from Los…

Samuel Belmont

Before I go into detail about my amazing experience at SACH, I would like to get this message out to any prospective volunteers. If you are even considering the most remote possibility of volunteering for SACH in some way, just do it! Admittedly, I didn’t actually know all too much about SACH before I came….

Sheryl Rosen

Here I am sitting in Toronto on my way home to Chicago and exhausted.   It’s a great exhaust as I just spent the most rewarding volunteer job at Save a Child’s Heart.  I had tears in my eyes when I left this morning as I will miss these rambunctious sweet caring brave kids.  I…

Sarah Ahdut

My journey at Save a Child’s Heart began three years prior to my volunteering there. In the summer before 11th grade I went on an NCSY trip to Israel and visited the SACH house as one of the daily groups. Just from the brief period of time I spent there I left with a heart…

Rose Fishbein

Reflecting on my time with SACH, I don’t know where to begin.  So I guess I will start from the first moment I entered the SACH gates.  One of the nurses in the house lets me in, as she turns around to expose a young girl held by a tied cloth around the nurse’s torso….

Adiell Melamed

Hello to everyone out there reading this, I know I have been distant these last couple of weeks but it is very difficult to post on a blog whilst away from home. I hope that this blog post will give you a good description of my Israel experience at Wolfson Medical Center and at Save…

Jeanine Justiniano

My experience at Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) was like none I have ever had or was expecting to have in my life. I am a medical student in Chicago, IL aspiring to be a surgeon one day and I have taken part in many opportunities involving surgery and pediatrics to make sure it is…

Carli Fogel

Communication without the use of spoken language. Nonverbal communication includes gestures, facial expressions, and body positions (known collectively as “body language”), as well as unspoken understandings and presuppositions, and cultural and environmental conditions that may affect any encounter between people. This is the definition of Nonverbal communication. The SACH home not only survives, but also thrives on this…