What a joy to grow up in a big family! Children are a great blessing, each one a gift from God. Good health is also a blessing but in this fallen world, it is not something that can be taken for granted. Some of Israel's young people are already heroes at a tender age, fighting for life in the battle against illness.
Twenty-one children of Israel, Jews, Muslims and Christians, specially selected by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, recently met with President Shimon Peres and his guest, the very famous singer, Barbra Streisand, in Jerusalem. These children are between the ages of two-and-a-half and eighteen, and all with life-threatening medical conditions. The Foundation has been active in Israel for 17 years and aims to bring hope, strength and joy to youngsters suffering ill health, through granting them a big wish - in this instance, meeting the equally legendary Shimon and Barbra!
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‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20:35