Since 1995, Save a Child's Heart has treated more than 4,500 children suffering from congenital and rheumatic heart disease. The annual number of children we treat has grown dramatically from 48 cases in 1996 to over 290 in 2016.

The children we help are treated at the Wolfson Medical Center and housed at the Legacy Heritage Children’s Home of Save a Child’s Heart, both located in Holon. They come from around the globe, from more than 50 countries where adequate medical care is simply unavailable.

Approximately 50% of the children are from the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Iraq and Morocco, more than 30% are from Africa, and the remainder are from Asia, Eastern Europe and the Americas.

Incredibly, in today’s modern age, at any given moment there are thousands of children suffering from heart disease around the world who require our assistance.

If you know a child who needs our help please use this Guidance and Referral Form.

Children Currently in Israel


Wisem, Romania

Wisem is an eight-year-old boy from Timisoara, Romania. Bubbly and hyper he loved to run around the house making friends. He loved to play with the babies in the children's home and show off this favorite book that was about dinosaurs. He was originally diagnosed with a congenital heart disease at birth, but his grandmother did not know about the diagnosis until he turned two. Wisem is being raised by his grandmother and grandfather, and does not have any siblings. Wisem and his grandparents live a happy life, and his family cannot wait for him to be healthy!

Hawa, Gambia

Hawa is a smiley, lovable, confident 8-year-old girl from Gambia who carries herself with a bit of sass in everything she does. She is very friendly and would always be the first to greet new guests at Save a Child’s Heart. During her stay, she made some very close friendships. She also treated all of the other children, regardless of where they were from, like family and even called them her brothers. She was older than many of the other children, and loved to take care of them.

Aveen, Iraq

Aveen is a sweet and funny 17-year old girl from Kurdistan, Iraq. She is always seen with a smile on her face.
On February 2017, she was admitted to the Wolfson Medical Center through Save a Child’s Heart for evaluation and repair of her congenital heart disease and to receive her second round of evaluation and repair at the WMC.
Aveen has been seen by the medical team both in 2015 and 2016. When she first arrived to the Save a Child's Heart team she had low oxygen levels and clubbed fingers.
Now, she is healthier and a bright face in her home.

Moataz, Gaza

Moataz is a happy and playful 5-year old boy from Gaza.
He was admitted to the WTC through Save a Child’s Heart for evaluation and repair of his congenital heart disease for the first time on 2012. Moataz was diagnosed with his heart condition at birth.
Last September, this sweet boy underwent life-saving heart surgery. He has been seen by the medical team on an ongoing basis since he was born
Now, Moataz is being followed up at the Save a Child’s Heart free weekly cardiology clinic at WTC for Palestinian children.