Hadassah

Hadassah Interfaith Mission Hosted by Grateful Father from Bethlehem

Tuesday, Jun 14 2016

Left to right: Prof. Rifaat Safadi, head of Hadassah’s Liver Unit; Osama Qassriwy; Hadassah Mission Chair Julie Morris; Bushra Qassriwy, Sara's grandmother, and Sara.

When Osama Qassriwy heard that an Interfaith Mission sponsored by Hadassah was coming to Bethlehem to visit the Christian sites, he insisted on hosting them for a festive meal. Mr. Qassriwy wanted to show his appreciation for the Hadassah Medical Center saving his daughter, Sara, after she collapsed while jogging.

Telling the story of his daughter’s close encounter with death to the Mission participants, Mr. Qassriwy (also spelled al Katzroy) recalled how Sara’s organs were in great distress, brought on by extreme heatstroke. It was the intervention of Hadassah specialists that saved her life.

Enjoying the festive occasion with Sara and the Hadassah visitors was Prof. Rifaat Safadi, head of Hadassah’s Liver Unit and one of the physicians who treated Sara.  “Sara’s condition was very grave,” he said. “When she came to Hadassah, her organs were about to fail.”

"It was very moving to experience the love and thankfulness expressed by our patient and to see this beautiful young woman get her life back," relates Julie Morris, who chaired the Mission.

Comments

No comments yet.
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Tuesday, Aug 14 2018

Hadassah Hospital Helps Educate Mikvah Attendants To Bolster Women’s Health

After a woman emerges from the ritual bath (mikveh) and wraps herself in a towel, says mikveh attendant Daniella Salomon, “I keep an eye out” for anything unusual.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Tuesday, Aug 7 2018

American Medical Attaché and Consulate Nurse Tour Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem

Jennifer Kmiecinski, Medical Attaché to the Consulate General of the United States in Israel, visited Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem earlier this month to assess the level of health care available to American personnel serving in Israel.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Aug 2 2018

Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis Enhanced at Hadassah Using Advanced Gene Sequencing

Hadassah Medical Organization researchers, using next generation sequencing (NGS), have identified a highly accurate RNA panel that distinguishes thyroid cancer from benign nodules.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Aug 2 2018

Two Hadassah Ophthalmology Articles Are Among Top 100 Most Cited in Four Decades

Two articles by Hadassah Medical Organization ophthalmologists are among the 100 most cited ophthalmology articles from 1975-2017. One is ranked 11th.

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More