The Children of the foundation alongside the CH-53 in the “IAF Technical School in Haifa”
“Our goal is to get the kids out of their routine of treatments in the hospital, allowing them some activities, joy and fun” The soldiers of the “IAF Technical School in Haifa” took a break from their busy schedules in order to host 65 children and volunteers from the “Our Lives” foundation. Colonel Frankel, Commander of the Airbase: “It’s part of our set of values”
This week, 65 children and volunteers from the “Our Lives” foundation for pediatric cancer patients gathered in Haifa’s IAF Technical School Airbase. An F-16 plane awaited them along with a personal instructor who explained about the plane and allowed them a peek into the cockpit. The children, on their part excitedly sand and took pictures with the Airbase’s soldiers passing by.
The visit was escorted by an ambulance, which was donated by “Magen David Adom” (Israel’s Red Cross) for the activity, along with volunteer physicians and nurses. “Our goal is to get the kids out of their routine of treatments in the hospital, allowing them some activities, joy and fun”, explains Amitai, one of the volunteers.
“More than just the profession”
The “Our Lives” foundation was founded in 2000, its goal defined as to financially and morally support the families of children plagued by cancer. The foundation has 250 volunteers who annually execute various activities such as trips abroad, field trips throughout Israel, Hanukkah parties, Purim and more.
“This is a part of the Airbase’s efforts under the title of ‘The “Technical School” for the Community’. Aside from this we have additional projects with other institutions that concern contribution and donation. There’s no doubt that this is one of the principle values of the Airbase: not only to work toward our own goals and professions, but also to give to whomever possible”, says Colonel Danny Frankel, Commander of the Airbase.