Shabbaton Choir – Our Hadassah Medical Clown Ambassadors

by Mark Addleman

On Monday 12th February, the Shabbaton Choir visited Hadassah Hospital to serenade to its patients. Along with the choir were Chazzans Lionel Rosenfeld and Jonny Turgel, who joined the choir in their visit. The choir’s first stop was the magnificent Marc Chagall’s windowed synagogue located within the Hospital. The light that emanates from the twelve…



Out of Love

by Mark Addleman

I met Masha in the surgery waiting room at Hadassah Ein Kerem, a three-year-old girl who lives in Russia. She comes every three months for an oncological examination under full anesthesia. Masha sat in the play area with her mother and was very nervous and agitated. She began to cry and shout at her mother…



Lawyer Mark Lewis tells of pride at offering hope to MS sufferers

by Mark Addleman

The media lawyer says he’s been “inundated” with messages of support and help after Channel 4 documentary. The Jewish lawyer who took part in a ground-breaking clinical trial of stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis in Israel has revealed he has been overwhelmed with messages of support and offers of assistance after his experience was…



Hadassah highlights -Hadassah Heroes.

by Mark Addleman

Jerusalem brothers reinvent the concept of cancer caregiving. It might take a village to raise a child, but it takes an army to defeat cancer. “Winning the battle against cancer is like going to war. You cannot win the battle without family support or without the support of an outreach organization because there is tremendous…



Mark Lewis: ‘I’ve fought MS for most of my life – new treatments mean I could soon win’

by Mark Addleman

By Guy Kelly 19 November 2017 Mark Lewis photographed near his Baker Street office last week CREDIT: RII SCHROER/TELEGRAPH 19 November 2017 When Mark Lewis was 24 years old, he sat in a doctor’s office and braced himself for bad news. After visiting his GP for tingling and numbness he had attributed to a probable…



Hadassah’s Prof. Eitan Kerem Brings New Hope to Cystic Fibrosis Patients

by Mark Addleman

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Batsheva Kerem and Dr. Eitan Kerem made a significant contribution to the scientific world’s understanding of genetic mutations and cystic fibrosis. Together–with their medical/research teams–they mapped the genetic mutation profile of cystic fibrosis among different Jewish ethnic groups in Israel. Since then, life expectancy for individuals with cystic fibrosis has shifted…



Hadassah Mexico Humanitarian Mission for Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

by Mark Addleman

MEXICO EMBRACES THE MENTAL TRAUMA EXPERTISE OFFERED BY HADASSAH As the earth rolled beneath his feet and buildings crumbled, the Mexico City Secretary of Health, Dr. Armando Ahued, knew that he and his colleagues did not have the expertise to deal with the short and long-term consequences of the mental trauma that would follow the…



A different sort of paediatric surgical sedation – Maya’s Story

by Mark Addleman

Lately I let my intuition lead me around the hospital. I get dressed, put on a red nose, and ask my heart – Where to? Who first? Who is most in need of a clown right now? This time I decided to escort someone to surgery. Nurse Dorrit directs me to Lucy, who is six…



Dream Doctors’ storm their way across, Texas for disaster relief mission

by Mark Addleman

The Dream Doctors Project, in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Israeli Consulate in Houston, has sent 2 specially-trained therapeutic medical clowns aka ‘Dream Doctors’ to Houston, Texas, to bring humanitarian aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Over the years, Hadassah’s Dream Doctors have worked on humanitarian projects including responding to…



Hadassah Surgery Clarifies Gender for Palestinian Teen

by Mark Addleman

HADASSAH SURGICALLY REMOVES MALE TESTICLES FROM TEENAGE GIRL BY JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 18:52 The 14-year-old patient, who was born without a uterus, is reported to be in good condition. Paediatric urologists have surgically removed testicles found inside a 14-year-old girl who was born without a uterus. The very rare case, treated at Hadassah…



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