Thousands of patients in Israel today must personally and immediately finance special treatments, medication and urgent operations, all of which are not covered by public healthcare. Treatment costs can run to hundreds of thousands of shekels.
Chaverim helps hundreds of families a year. We help these families raise funds by publicizing their need to our community and through our media connections.
100% of all donations are made directly to the funds opened by Chaverim, and donations are tax deductible.
43-year old Eva urgently needs Olaparib, a medication for the maintenance treatment of BRCA-mutated cancer. The medicine costs $7,000 a month.
44-year old Maayan, single mother to four-year old Uri, was diagnosed three years ago with breast cancer. She underwent chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery. The cancer has now returned and her situation is deteriorating quickly. She is no longer responding to treatment.
Her treating physician has recommended a medicine, Trodelvy, which has proven successful in 'triple negative' cases as hers and may save her life.
3-year old Paulina was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer in August 2019. She underwent chemotherapy, radiation and even bone marrow transplant, but the cancer returned. Her treating physicians have recommended a life-saving biological treatment, Retevmo (selpercatinib) that is estimated at nearly $48,000 for a three-month treatment. Paulina needs to receive a year-long treatment.
14-year old Jonathan was diagnosed at the age of 8.5 with a progressive disease due to genetic causes. He suffers from seizures that lead to loss of breath, with loss of cognitive and motoric functions. Development of a medicine that is planned to help his is in progress and $50,000 lack for its completion.
The medicine is planned to enable Jonathan to return to his level of functioning prior to the disease.