o get out of bed by yourself. To shower. To get dressed… To walk… To drive… To get to school or to work… To go shopping, to earn a profession, to go hiking, to function like a normal human being, a parent, a spouse…
To be independent and stand on your own two feet.
On November 27, 2001, terrorists shot at Hannah Bart’s car as she was on her way home to Kfar Darom in Gush Katif with her husband and two of her seven children. Protecting her children with her own body, Hannah was hit in the spine. The doctors said she would never walk again. She has been in a wheelchair ever since.
But instead of accepting the situation, she fought back. She managed to give birth to her eighth child… And while trying to cope with her own frustrating daily challenges, Hannah became acutely aware of the hopeless situation of spinal cord injury victims all over the world.
She was horrified to discover that there were no practical research solutions to help alleviate their pain. So, with the help of her family and friends, they established the Israel Foundation for Spinal Cord Injuries (IFSCI).
To give the victims a glimmer of hope.