Building a better society for those who can't manage their lives alone

When Maj.-Gen. (res.) Doron Almog’s son was born profoundly disabled, he found himself tackling a mission more trying than any military escapades.

Doron Almog and his son Eran
When a son was born to Maj.-Gen. (res.) Doron Almog and his wife, Didi, in 1984, there was no question the boy would be named for Almog’s brother Eran Avrutsky – a tank commander who died during the Yom Kippur War while waiting a week to be evacuated from where he was wounded in combat.

The newborn Eran, his parents hoped, would compensate for a life cut tragically short. But it was not to be. The baby was profoundly disabled, lacking fibers to connect the two halves of his brain. He learned to walk, but not to speak.

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