Aharon Cholow, the Director of International Resources from the Friends of Assaf Harofeh and Karen Dunham, Director of Living Bread International Church have teamed up to spearhead this groundbreaking project. This initiative has already cleared border and governmental holds from both sides and has the coordination of patients moving out of the Gaza Strip for much needed medical treatment.
Dunham is recognized for acts of compassion, educational projects, and feeding the poor. Karen has been called "The Mother Theresa of Israel" by news sources. The staff also cares for two Jewish orphans at Living Bread. Karen has recently released an inspiring book on her remarkable life called, "Pushing the Pillars."
Aharon Cholow has worked with both Christians and Jews to raise awareness and support for Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, which is a teaching hospital with a global reach. Assaf Harofeh stretches over 65 acres, employs over 3,000 staff and has the largest Academic Nursing School in Israel.
"I believe that as an Israeli citizen, we always have a right to defend ourselves from any aggression. However, we will always stretch out our hand for peace and show compassion to the suffering of children." Cholow commented.