Chai Lifeline trip brings Israeli cancer patients hope

‘Wish at the Wall’ enables 15 Jewish-American, post-treatment teens to bond with their Israeli counterparts while experiencing the land together.

 His straight, light-brown hair down near his shoulders, 16-year-old Cole Silverman seems at ease, visiting the bedside of a 17-year-old Israeli cancer patient at the Children’s Oncology Ward of Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem.

“Don’t worry,” Silverman tells the patient after he lifted his hat to reveal only short stubble, following rounds of chemotherapy.

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