'Wheels of Love,' the annual ALYN Orthopedic Hospital and Rehabilitation Center bike ride, will begin on Sunday in a bid to rescue the hospital from a COVID-induced 30% budget deficit.
Wheels of Love is a fundraiser that supports the financial pressures of ALYN Hospital.
Wheels of Love has been a 22-year long tradition in Israel, but this is the first time that the event will take place in the United States.
A celebration was held this week at the medical center in which patients and doctors gathered with hammers and saws and took down the wall that had kept them apart.
Due to their physical and family condition, they cannot live or even visit their own homes. Hence, ALYN has become their only home.
With coronavirus keeping guests from attending her coming-of-age ceremony, Yazmine Bloch requested that the gift money be donated to help children with disabilities at ALYN Orthopedic Hospital.
Friends of ALYN Hospital adapted to this year's challenge by establishing the #MyALYNRide cycling campaign to encourage riders globally to help raise funds for the hospital.
Very soon we started to feel like caged lions. There were days when I felt like if I didn’t scream or cry out loud, I’d go crazy, but I knew I had to keep my composure for Dor.
ALYN rehabilitation hospital in Jerusalem organized the event, titled "the sky is the limit," at the "paradive" skydiving site in Hof HaBonim.
The adaptive controller is designed to make video games accessible to those with disabilities, and helps incorporate video games as a rehabilitation tool.