Category Archive for: Patient Blog

An Oasis of Peace

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To many, the term “Middle East peace” represents the impossible dream, if not the ultimate contradiction in terms. But there is a place in the region where Jews, Muslims and Christians meet peacefully every day on the basis of shared concerns and a sense of humanity. It’s not a country, though it is older than…



If Israel were more like Hadassah

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The mix of Jewish patients, Arab doctors, Arab patients, Jewish doctors, and therapists who speak unexpected Hebrew or Arabic makes me think peace is possible. Blog by Stacey Goodstein Ashtamker Hadassah — a word that for most of the early years of my life I thought of as Jewish mothers and grandmothers attending meetings and…



Thanks to Hadassah Physicians, Toddler with Blocked Oesophagus now Enjoys Solid Food

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Two-and-a-half-year-old Yanki Leib Shetland had never eaten a carrot or a potato chip. He was subsisting on baby formula, chocolate milk, and porridge. It was no wonder he was so small and underdeveloped. When his desperate parents brought Yanki to the Paediatric Gastroenterology department at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, he managed to surprise even the…



Hadassah Doctors Give a Gazan Patient with an Incurable Skin Disease a “Normal Life”

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Even the experienced hand surgeons at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem had never seen such a shocking development: their patient’s hands, with encrusted, wood-like growths, looked as if they had metamorphosed into trees. Hadassah Senior Hand and Microvascular Surgeon Dr. Michael Chernofsky first met 42-year-old Mohammed Taluli from Gaza when Mr. Taluli came in to his…



Rare disease creates bond between Israeli and Palestinian patients

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They met in the Paediatrics Department at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, two couples whose children suffer from a rare disease. One couple from an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem, and one couple from Gaza, both sharing the same concern for their tiny loved ones who are hospitalised for treatment and follow-up at a Hadassah Paediatric gastroenterology…



World Multiple Sclerosis Day -Aly’s Blog

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JUGGLING… It’s not just for entertainers Many of you may have seen a recent YouTube link that went viral. It showed a young boy juggling 3 Rubik Cubes whilst successfully solving each of them! I believe he broke the World Record for his challenge, but in “real life” we all spend our time juggling. Mostly…



Lawyer Mark Lewis tells of pride at offering hope to MS sufferers

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The media lawyer says he’s been “inundated” with messages of support and help after Channel 4 documentary. The Jewish lawyer who took part in a ground-breaking clinical trial of stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis in Israel has revealed he has been overwhelmed with messages of support and offers of assistance after his experience was…



Mark Lewis: ‘I’ve fought MS for most of my life – new treatments mean I could soon win’

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By Guy Kelly 19 November 2017 Mark Lewis photographed near his Baker Street office last week CREDIT: RII SCHROER/TELEGRAPH 19 November 2017 When Mark Lewis was 24 years old, he sat in a doctor’s office and braced himself for bad news. After visiting his GP for tingling and numbness he had attributed to a probable…



BIG BROTHER LITTLE BROTHER

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Here we are in early July, and I am enjoying beautiful sunshine in the most beautiful country in the world. Having celebrated our two year “aliyahversary” in May, I know that I have no regrets about our decision, finally, to turn our dreams of Aliyah into a reality. One huge element of this is down…



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