gap year in israel

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I have had such a meaningful experience during my first-semester internship at Save A Child’s Heart. SACH is an organization that brings children with congenital heart defects from countries where they don’t have access to pediatric cardiac care and provides them with life-saving procedures here in Israel. My role at SACH is at the home where they house the kids and their parents before and after their surgeries. I spend time with the kids, keeping them company and filling their days while they wait for their treatment, and also as they recover from it. I am forming such incredible bonds with the children and their families that make it so bittersweet to say goodbye when they return home. I’ve even had the eye-opening experience of visiting some of the kids in the ICU after their surgeries.

Save A Child’s Heart is such an incredible organization, and I am beyond grateful to be a part of it.

– Elysha Jackson