Dr. Lena Korn Feldman, the director of Beilinson Hospital, spoke at an emotional meeting to the Samo family, who had lost their son Jonathan Yitzchak Samo. She expressed her heartfelt condolences and shared how deeply the hospital staff was touched by the situation.
Tammy Fink, the transplant coordinator at Beilinson Hospital and mother of a soldier currently inside Gaza, also spoke about her personal connection to the situation. She emphasized the unique bond between mothers of soldiers and expressed her deep understanding of the pain and sacrifice involved.
Moshe Samo, Jonathan’s father, spoke about his son’s bravery and the impact of his organ donation. He highlighted the profound impact of his son’s generosity and how it has brought hope to others.
Prof. Dan Arabot and Prof. Yaron Barak, who performed Jonathan’s heart transplant, further emphasized the significance and emotional weight of the situation. They expressed their deep connection to Jonathan and how his donation had affected them emotionally.
The meeting at Schneider Pediatric Center brought together families of Jonathan Yitzchak Samo and Tehilah Tespiya, an eight-month-old baby who received a liver lobe from Jonathan’s donation. The emotional meeting underscored how organ donation has a profound impact on recipients and their families.
The doctors at Schneider Center expressed their deep appreciation to the Samo family for their generosity and how it had affected those in need positively.
Overall, this meeting highlighted the emotional impact of organ donation on both givers and recipients alike.
It emphasized that even in moments of grief and loss, there is always hope through acts of kindness like organ donations that can change lives forever.