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.
Nurit Kutigero, a 53 year old mother of three from Binyamina, was diagnosed in 1994 with breast cancer. The cancer is currently metastasized in her body. Her physicians and specialists recommend treatment with a new and promising biological drug called Ibrance. The drug is not in the current health basket and costs 27,378 NIS per month ($7200).
Liron Dintzi, 16 years old from Hertzlia, was diagnosed a month ago with grade four lymph node cancer. The cancer since has spread in her body and she underwent 2 series of chemotherapy treatment.Her treating physician has recommended that Liron urgently begin treatment with the drug Crizotinib, which is likely to save her life. The cost of the drug is 35,000NIS per month.
Roi Haim was born 3 years ago. During birth, his brain was deprived of oxygen and he was severely brain damaged. Today, Roi is defined as quadriplegic, suffers from cerebral palsy and from a greatly weakened immune system. Roi must therefore undergo a stem-cell transplant to strengthen his immune system, thereby saving his life. The cost of a privately-funded stem-cell transplant is 70,000 NIS.
6-year old Anastasia has been diagnosed with leukemia. A clinic in Germany has agreed to treat her, but the costs are expensive, and all must be covered privately.
She now must undergo a bone marrow transplant; only 50,000 Euros are lacking for its' funding. Please help us save her life.
For the last 5 years, Haverim has received appeals from dozens of young girls and women who have gone through severe assaults during childhood, and are in need of psychological and psychiatric care. The cost of a monthly treatment is 1,200 NIS. We call on you to help us give these girls, who are struggling so desperately to survive, a chance to succeed.
Efrat S., 23 years old, was diagnosed at the age of 3 with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affected her lungs. She is now in need of a lung transplant.
Her doctors recommend she begin treatment with Kalydeco, an expensive drug not included in the health basket. The drug is highly likely to stop Efrat's deterioration and even improve her pulmonary functions.
Baby Roni Sabag was born with several birth defects, including a lack of an anus and spina bifida.
Her physicians have recomended a workshop in the U.S. that will teach her how to control her sphincter. The total cost of the flights, stay and workshops is estimated at nearly $45,000.
Yitzhak Constalicher, 4 years old, was born prematurely. Tests have confirmed a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy (CP). Yitzhak's parents found a program in Canada that has proven very promising for children. Yitzhak began treatment and he has shown significant success. The cost of the treatment and expenses for one year is 312,000 NIS.
Little Miriam was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. Her parents wish to purchase a specialised computer for Miriam that will allow her to communicate with others.