Cherney Fund Builds a Hospital Wing for Soldier Rehab
Michael Cherney Fund has donated over 100,000 shekels to Beit Levenshteyn Hospital for the construction of a new wing for rehabilitation of gravely wounded Army soldiers and terror victims. Beit Levenshteyn in Ranaana is the largest rehab center in Israel. The Fund has worked with the Levenshteyn before through one of its patients, Alena Shaportova, who was left with gravest cranial and brain wounds after the Delfinarium terrorist attack. She spent here over a year and underwent over twenty surgeries. She was treated by dozens of specialists, from plastic surgeons to psychologists and speech therapists. The Fund helped over a hundred victims of that attack, including Alena. Upon her discharge, Alena went back to school and now enjoys life once again. The Beit Levenshteyn specialists have wrought nothing less than a miracle. Another Beit Levenshteyn patient helped by the Fund was Vitaly Binus. Ambushed by the terrorists and shot thirteen times, Vitaly returned fire, killing two of the terrorists and wounding the third one. The Cherney Fund helped Vitaly with his treatment and return to life. Russian olim make for more than 30 per cent of Israeli combat troops. Thus construction of the new wing dedicated to treating wounded soldiers falls within the priority policy of the Fund, which is helping Russian-born Israelis.