Madonna, Cher, Michael Bublé and Kathleen Turner were the best wishes for the annual bicycle ride called; Wheels of Love Y, a record-breaking and more than $ 3.5 million rally for ALYN, the leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital in Israel.
The five-day bike tour, which offers a wide range of routes for many equestrian levels, has ended in Israel. The goal was to raise $ 3.2 million for children at the ALYN Hospital in Jerusalem, a non-profit medical center established 85 years ago to rehabilitate patients as soon as possible. At the end of the journey, this number reached 3,517,634 dollars.
The most comprehensive annual international sports charity event in Israel took place with the participation of hundreds of riders and Jewish states and volunteers from all over the world.
About 600 cyclists have joined the most crowded bicyclist flying to the United States, one of the largest (about one third) out of Israel. During the first three days, cyclists took advantage of the difficult road and mountain roads in the south and the Oludeniz area, and during the last two days the riders faced the slope of the Judean Hills. At the end of the journey, cyclists go through the hospital with a police escort and come together. Here, staff, friends and families from existing patients came together to respect their efforts. generosity.
Derece Coming to ALYN on the last day of riding is a very exciting, but humble experience, “he says. Overcoming many obstacles – heat, wind, hilly terrain, crazy descents, tiring butchers, and then you see children who wake up their lives to great challenges every day birçok to us medal! "
Teaneck, N.J. from Harmon Grossman, finished eight times cycling. ”People talk about all the sacred sites in Jerusalem, but I can tell you that the most sacred site in Jerusalem, the professional and the volunteers from all corners of Israel, helps children to overcome the deepest challenges that life can bring to life.“
Orum The latest climbing to Jerusalem is always physically challenging, but when you go to the hospital and the children with disabilities are happy to see you and put a medal on your neck, I tell them I cry every year, not ashamed.
He was attending Ron Offer's sixth time. Silver Spring, Md. And the excursion that will take a trip around, he says, is the / real heroes / heroes n of ALYN's children's trip. . They fight every day of the year long after they win our bikes. They did not volunteer for an uphill effort on their own and could not "stop riding" at any time. They fight every day and never give up. "
Indeed, the most inspiring participant group, patients and the old patients themselves – full or a tandem bike riding for a day, a hand cycle or even a normal bike ride on the Swift and Bold ALYN Riders, guided by their individual abilities and dedicated volunteers.
Is I feel great, ”says Qais Oweis, a 17-year-old who just finished a 50-kilometer road bike for the second time. After multiple operations, Qais was able to walk with crutches and rehabilitated the operations in ALYN a month later.
Redefine themselves according to their abilities
Ruth Witztum, a physical therapist at the rehabilitation center of ALYN, has been managing Swift and Bold for 7 years. A bike rider himself, in the first year as a participant in ALYN "Wheels of Love" was a participant. The following year, she looked at the children she treated and thought that some could attend. Initially, children and families thought it would be impossible. Some of them could not walk, some could only take assisted steps – and Witztum wanted them to do a 2-mile race!
But the boys started a tough challenge and Ruth made an extraordinary change. Oldu Daydreaming kur was 10 miles on 2 kilometers; However, the confidence of the children and the confidence of their parents increased. Parents were accustomed to having to eğitim change gear led to their working time around treatment times, and they knew they were currently organizing training sessions around the time. Children who could not participate in other after-school activities were now part of the group.
In Witztum's words, iyi cycling gave these children better health, independence and mobility. We had to find the right bike for each one. More importantly, being a successful driver allows them to redefine themselves with their riding skills, rather than their obstacles. "
Now, children from 10 to 22 years of age are seriously taking the train with a group of volunteers for four months. This year, there were 15 members of the Swift and Bold Team that went to land and road routes on tandem and hand bikes, along with other cyclists from Israel and abroad.
The donations collected as part of the campaign cover the gap between the hospital's actual expenditure, the multidisciplinary rehabilitation therapy it provides and the reimbursement of regular formal payment for every hospitalized child.
Director of ALYN Hospital. Maurit Beeri, di the funds explain to children that instead of limiting the basic needs of the Israeli national healthcare system, they allow us to offer children the treatments and treatments they need. Each extra penny leads to additional therapists, a broader range of emotional support modalities, innovative interdisciplinary projects and more hand care. This helps the child get the extra chance to create all the differences in the world. "