Sunday, September 21, 2008

Help Save Baby Gili

Special Appeal To All Friends of The Galilean Word...

Several weeks ago a beautiful baby girl was born in Israel. Her family named her Gili, Hebrew for "joyous one."

As happens in this sometimes cruel world, little Gili was born with a very rare trachea anomaly. Israel's doctors may be amongst the best in the world but in Gili's case, they gave up hope and told the family that she would not survive.

The family did not give up.

Inquires the world over led to two hospitals, one in Chicago (USA) and one in London (UK) that have successfully operated on similar cases and believe that they can save little Gili's life.

I know the family personally and this is not an internet hoax nor a scam.

The operation has been booked for Wednesday, September 23, 2008 in London.

Despite the fact that the hospital is asking for full payment up front, Israel's medical establishment is only willing to pay for half the total cost.

Good friends throughout Israel and the world have taken upon themselves to help the family raise the rest of the money and I am taking this extraordinary measure of turning to you too.

This is one of those rare cases where man and G-d can visibly work together.

One of Baby Gili's neighbors has voluntarily prepared a short film about her and the community's swift efforts to save her life.

It is currently being translated into English and will be posted here and on YouTube as soon as it is ready.

Anyone with the heart or ability to help is urged to contact me immediatly at

With best wishes to all for a safe, happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful new year,