Home is just that, a place where one lives, experiences love, enjoys support and
feels the sense of belonging. Sometimes these things are lacking in the lives of
In April 2001, when Ariel Yered was less than a year old, he was severely injured by a rocket fired at his home in Gush Katif. He was brought to a hospital in critical condition and initially showed no signs of life. Rocket fragments had penetrated his brain and damaged his spine.
There are almost 200,000 children and youth in Israel with debilitating disabilities such as deafness, paralysis, or learning difficulties and need continuously ongoing medical treatment.