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.
Orly, 25 years old married and mother of a little girl, was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in 2012, while 5 months pregnant. In the operating theater she was diagnosed with a cerebral hemorrhage. Orly needs numerous drugs, treatments and medical devices that must be privately funded.
Farda Oblem is a 56 year old mother of five. Oblem immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia in 1991. She was diagnosed with poly cystic kidney disease and one year ago she suffered from renal failture in one of her kidneys and she began dialysis treatments. Oblems' condition has deteriorated and she urgently must receive a kidney transplant. The cost of the transplant abroad is $180,000.
Shahaf was severely electrocuted during a family vacation in the North. Extensive resuscitation efforts left her with minimal consciousness. Shahaf is about to be released home from hospital. We have designed a treatment plan that will cost 25,000 NIS; 300,000 NIS per year. Social Security will cover only the costs of a caregiver. All the rehabilitation costs are on us.
Lilach suffers from Deep Invasive Endometriosis and throughout the year she had gone through massive treatments. Lately there has been a regression in her condition and she must go through a second lifesaving surgery as soon as possible. The estimated cost of the surgery is about $150,000 and they won't operate unless the money is deposited in advance.
Every amount donated is meaningful and will bring us closer to the target.
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.
Ronny was born in 2014 with several birth defects including a protuberance at the end of her spine due to accumulation of liquids in her brain.
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.