One From the Heart: Israeli Docs Save a Chinese Orphan’s Life
“Gretel” (Quan Shiyi), cheers up one-and-a-half-year-old Xin Bao with a “chamsa,” good luck charm at the pediatric ICU at Wolfson Hospital in Holon, Israel, 05/04/2010. Xin Bao is recovering from successful open-heart surgery, via the Save A Child’s Heart organization. (Photo: Dave Bender, All Rights Reserved)
Wow. Really moving experience video interviewing a Chinese young woman and the orphaned infant she’s brought to Israel for emergency congenital heart-surgery via “Save a Child’s Heart” org, at Wolfson Hospital in Holon.
Gretel, as she calls herself here, is Xin Bao’s court-ordered caretaker for the duration of the operation, until they both return to their home city of Beijing, hopefully soon.
Will post moving clips, photos and story in coming days at davebrianbender.com