My 60th Birthday Wish

Me and Dr. Arie Schachner

Me and Dr. Arie Schachner, vice president and co founder of Save a Child’s Heart.

Psst… can I tell you a secret? I’m turning 60 in three weeks. Okay, so maybe it’s not such a secret, but it’s a big milestone, and one that’s been on my mind for about a year.

60? Wow. As many have said before me, it’s just a number. But I believe it’s a number that deserves some recognition.

sach-logo-smlSo I’ve decided to do something amazing for a child that needs heart surgery, but can’t afford it. I am raising money for a group of cardiac surgeons that donate their time and their expertise to help kids (and doctors) in disadvantaged communities all over the world. So far they have saved over 3,200 children in places such as Iraq, Angola, Romania, Palestinian Authority, Haiti and more. The organization is called Save a Child’s Heart, and it is based in Israel.

It takes $10,000 to cover all the non-donated expenses, such as travel, medicine, equipment, and so on. I wish I could raise $10,000, but that number terrifies me. So I picked a much smaller goal of $5,000.

Can you find it in your heart to help me? Together we can save a life.

Click here to visit my fundraising page:

*Save a Child’s Heart is a registered 501(c) (3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. SACH is certified by Independent Charities of America as one of the Best Charities in America, a designation awarded to charities that demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

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  1. says

    Happy Birthday, Barbara, and good for you for choosing something so special to celebrate with. We all need to pay it forward for the blessings we’ve received. What a wonderful way to do so. Happy Days..