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The Summer 2012 edition of the Orah Magazine is currently in the mail and will be arriving at homes across the country in the next few weeks. This is an exciting issue as it commemorates Canadian Hadassah-WIZO's 95th Anniversary and we are asking all our CHW supporters and friends to honour this milestone through a special gift towards the Na'aleh Program at the CHW Nahalal Youth Village.
Digital Edition of Summer 2012 Orah
Our goal is to raise $300,000 by the end of 2012 to support the Na'aleh Program, ensuring that CHW Nahalal Youth Village is well-equipped to assist students excel both socially and academically as well as to positively integrate them as they make Israel their new home.
To view an advance copy of the Orah and to find out more about CHW's 95th Anniversary or the Na'aleh Program click on the cover (right). To make your gift today, in honour of CHW's birthday, please click here.
|Hadassah Hospital News
Hadassah Expert in Fetal Medicine Saves Fetus with Small Chance of Survival
The new procedure involves inserting a balloon into the fetus' trachea and inflating it. A fetus with a hiatus hernia, which led its abdominal organs to be compressed within the chest, was saved by Hadassah Fetal Medicine Expert Dr. Yuval Gielchinsky, using an innovative treatment that is only being performed in five to six medical centers in the world. In this type of hernia, there is a hole between the chest and the abdomen, causing the kidneys, stomach, and liver to move up into the chest. While this hernia can be corrected surgically after the baby is born, most babies do not survive because their lungs have been damaged beyond repair.
Since Hadassah does not yet have the necessary equipment to perform the treatment, Dr. Gielchinsky flew with the couple to Kings College Hospital in London. During surgery, Dr. Gielchinksy inserted a balloon in to the fetus' trachea and inflated it. Back in Israel, during her 35th week of pregnancy, the balloon was removed. A week later, a Caesarean Section led to the birth of a five-pound baby boy, who was named Oshri. When he was one week old, he underwent surgery to return his abdominal organs to
Mom Yifat and baby Oshri
their natural surroundings and to close the hernia with a special patch.
Today, Oshri is a healthy, happy baby. "It was a very difficult process," says his mother, Yifat, "Oshri spent six weeks in the hospital, three of them under ventilation. But the moment you leave the hospital with a healthy baby in your arms, you forget everything and the difficulties become a memory."
| World WIZO News
Celebration at the CHW Calgary Bat-Yam Women's Centre
Tammy (far right), the Manager of the Centre shows off some falafels, which were enjoyed by all!
This week the CHW Calgary Bat-Yam Women's Centre held an end of the year party and CHW Israeli Liaison, Haley Burkes, was lucky to be there to celebrate and take a few photos! The centre decided to make it a potluck brunch. Each woman made something different, from falafel to different types of salads to cakes. Everything looked, smelled and tasted delicious. The women sat around a long table eating and enjoying each other's company. There was so much talking, smiling and laughter!
Tammy, the manager of the centre, expressed that this has been a very special year at the Centre because they have received many new women who have been attending. The staff at the centre has done a wonderful job at trying to make the atmosphere warm, cozy and home-like - it feels like family.
"My Israel" Newsletter from the World WIZO President's Office
School's Out for Summer! As the mercury climbs to dizzying heights, the day care centres and schools close for the long summer vacation. Tens of thousands of children bid a fond farewell to the wonderful WIZO teachers and support staff who have guided them with love and dedication through the past school year. Click here to read the newsletter.
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