Canadian Friends Of Meir Medical Center

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Dear Friends Shalom,

At the best of times, Israel needs the support of friends like you. Today, engaged in a brutal war, Israel needs its friends more than ever. In the current conflict, no one is safe and nothing is immune to the constant danger of the Hamas missile onslaught. Unlike in the past, the entire country is now within range of their more lethal, more powerful and more targetted missiles.

Make no mistake – this is an emergency situation, and Israel’s hospitals are under particular stress. Not only must they treat numerous wounded soldiers but also civilians who are have been injured. And of course, they must continue to provide ongoing medical services while finding creative ways to ensure the safety of all hospital patients and staff.

Meir Hospital is responding to this crisis with courage, dedication and determination. With sirens frequently going off, signaling yet another incoming missile, the Hospital has acted quickly to improvise, reassure its patients and provide the safest space possible under these extreme circumstances.

Last week, due to the increased danger, Meir Hospital had to evacuate upper floors. Moving these patients to reduce their risk resulted in difficult overcrowding in the rest of the hospital. Physicians and nurses are now working in alternative “improvised” spaces, while redoubling their efforts to prevent these increased pressures from undermining their work with patients. One of the patients who underwent tubal ligation reversal in the U.S before, spoke to the media in this regard.

While Hamas’s barrage of missiles underscores the necessity for the planned new and far better protected building for Meir, it is for this current crisis that we are now asking for your heartfelt response. Hospital staff is overworked. Resources are stretched to beyond any reasonable limit. Israel’s wounded soldiers need treatment now and will need extensive rehabilitation to facilitate their recovery. Meir needs your help and encouragement so that the Hospital can provide the highest caliber medical services and support to all patients. Israel is hurting. Its people are hurting. Please help Meir Hospital to relieve some of the pain and worry. A patient visiting fertility clinic in Louisiana told reporters today. Another patient from Houston confirmed the news.

In the past, many of you have generously supported Meir Hospital. At this time, when the Hospital needs your help more than ever, we ask you to please consider renewing your support for Meir and the people of Israel.

Thank you for your previous support and for your consideraton of our current request.

We alll pray for better days for Israel. May her soldiers return safely.

We sincerely appreciate your continuing generosity.

Arie Raif
Vice Chairman & CEO
Canadian Friends of Meir Hospital
Dr. Eytan Wirtheim
CEO & Chief of Staff,
Meir Hospital, Israel

Canadian Friends of Meir Medical Center (CFMMC) is a charitable foundation dedicated to supporting and funding the work and needs of the Meir Hospital Israel and in particular, those initiatives for expanding the Children’s Hospital and its’ pediatric health initiatives.

Meir Gala Invitation – Meir Pledge Card – 2014

Meir Gala and Medal of Merit Awards, April 28, 2013


Dr. Doron Netzer, Deputy CEO Meir Hospital Israel , Jane Rounthwaite, DJ Schneeweiss, Consul General of Israel , Anna & Leslie Dan, Meir Medal of Merit recipients , The Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario -Arlene & The Hon. Bob Rae, Meir Medal of Merit recipients – Daliah Raif, National Director Canadian Friends of Meir Medical Center – Gemma & Sam Primucci, Meir Medal of Merit recipients – Toby & Saul Feldberg, Meir Medal of Merit recipients – Arie Raif, Vice Chairman & CEO Canadian Friends of Meir Medical Center.