Nov 25, 2016

Rehab project now welcoming kids!

Her name is Yekaterina and she's six years old.

When we first saw her, she was in a wheelchair, curious to see what we're up to. And then she picked up a painbrush...

At the Haverim Therapy Workshop we show up every Wednesday evening at the Sheba Medical Center (Tel Hashomer). We're a bunch of volunteer art students and simply people, and every  Wednesday is different. From the moment we take out the paints and easels - curious onlookers start to gather. And then to gravitate towards them. 

We sit them down, offer a book full of ideas to copy, offer some technical pointers - and they're off.

Today she walks on her own and is a permanent member of our art rehab club! And thanks to her, we've started inviting more kids from the Rehabilitation department to join us.

 

Our needs are small: Easels, paints, brushes. Every donation helps.

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Sep 19, 2016

Meds by Bike: Free meds directly to the patient

During 2016, Haverim delivered over 4000 packages of free medicine to people in need all over Israel every month, 20% more than in 2015. Currently we receive a phone call for help every 5 minutes in average, and a rise in urgent and immediate requests.

This year we must help more people!

We’ve decided to take the Free Pharmacy out from our offices – directly to the patients, using motorcycles. The new Meds by Bike Project is planned to deliver Haverim’s free medication to five major cities in Israel during 2016, and seven more during 2017.

The free medicine we deliver is donated by the major pharmaceutical companies, or gathered in one of our hundreds of collection centers, where it is rigorously sorted by our volunteer pharmacists, and then delivered by mail to the patient. Expired drugs are sent to professional (‘green’) disposal.

Meds by Bike Project in Detail

Patients in need of urgent or chronic medication can contact Haverim, and after a brief verification process, send us their prescriptions for immediate delivery. Each motorbike will be equipped with a ‘Cool Meds’ cooler box; special containers that meet the strictest Ministry of Health criteria for pharmaceutical storage and transfer. Every cooler box includes a GPS system for real-time tracking of each package of medication, the time it was delivered to the patient, and  a temperature gauge to maintain and monitor a fixed temperature, so vital in Israel's hot climate. The motorbikes will then deliver personal packages of free medicine to the patients.

‘Meds Now’ Mobile Application

In order to enable real-time and urgent communications between the patient, Haverim and the motorcycles, Haverim will be developing a mobile application.  The application will be linked to the Mobile Pharmacy in order to update as to the location and delivery of every package of medicine, and in order to manage stock.

How can you help?                       

One 125cc Motorbike:  28,000 NIS              
Registration: 4,000 NIS
Insurance (3 years) : 21,000 NIS 
Maintenance (3 years):  15,000 NIS
‘Keep Cool’ Medicine Box Device: 6,000 NIS                

TOTAL PER BIKE :  74,000 NIS


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Aug 25, 2016

Serving at the IDF, a growth was discovered ...

When she was a soldier in the IDF, a growth was discovered in her brain. She’s now 26.

She used to be beautiful but six years of steroids and operations have left their mark. A few months ago she went through a complicated surgery that saved her life – but left her in a wheel chair.

Last Wednesday she seemed a little sluggish and sleepy, but when she picked up the paintbrush, she knew exactly where she’s going.

We took this photo at the last Art Therapy workshop at the Tel Hashomer hospital, rehabilitation department.

The Art Therapy workshop is active every Wednesday afternoon, and gathers patients from the Rehabilitation department.

We need your help in funding the materials we use: the canvas, paints and brushes. Everyone involved, including the artists and teachers, volunteer their time.

 
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