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PALESTINE CHILDRENS RELIEF FUND
June 8, 2011

I visited the PCRF in Palestine recently for three weeks and I was given a tour by President and CEO Steve Sosebee. He showed me the ICU unit in Makassad Hospital where PCRF brings doctors from around the globe to perform open-heart surgeries on children, a one of a kind program in Palestine. I was also shown where PCRF was to build the first-ever cancer department in Beit Jala, which is in Bethlehem. I visited the homes of families who PCRF had already helped and those that were eagerly waiting for their children to be treated. We gave toys away to sick children in Makassad Hospital, Sosebee's daughters gave them to the sick children. And, I visited the staff in West Bank, and met the Program Manager from Gaza, Suheil.

As my trip neared it's end, I was amazed at the organization. I met teams of medical professionals that arrived to perform cardiac surgery, an Italian and a Belgian team. I heard their stories and how their inspiration came to them. I heard how Steve, single handedly, approached doctors one by one to recruit them to this worthwhile organization. I was touched and will never stop helping the PCRF in any way possible.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The West Bank, or the occupied Palestinian territories.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make my local chapter more successful to meet the needs of the Palestinian children. The problem is never going to go away and The PCRF will always need volunteers.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Gave toys to sick children, met families of sick children, wrote about PCRF work, started up a local chapter.