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Fighting Blindness Gets Sheepish

A sheep in tall grass.We all know from the nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” that “everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go.” But what if the lamb had a vision-robbing retinal disease, making it challenging to find Mary prancing around a sunlit meadow, or catching some rays on the Jersey Shore?
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Israeli Research Group Receives $1.33 Million to Advance Stem Cell Treatment

Dr. Benjamin Reubinoff

I was heartened to just learn that researchers from the Hadassah-Hebrew Medical Center in Jerusalem are receiving a $1.33 million grant from the Israeli government to advance their development of a stem cell treatment for people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD Hadassah is also funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness. We are providing the group with a three-year, $300,000 grant for development of stem cell therapies.

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Israel Update: Visits to the Western Wall and the Hadassah Medical Center

The Wailing Wall

The Wailing Wall, Israel

So, my prayers were answered. As I mentioned in my last post, my luggage did not arrive with me in Israel, but, as the airlines promised, it did a day later, so I haven’t had to keep wearing the same clothes. Thank goodness.
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Israel Update: A Productive Start Despite an “Oy Vey” Moment in Baggage Claim

Technion University, Haifa, Israel


If anyone knows the Hebrew blessing for the return of lost luggage, please share. I know it goes something like: Baruch Atah Adonai, etc., etc. etc. Thankfully, I packed a carry-on, so I am in good shape for now.

David Brint, FFB board member and my travelling companion, and I are excited to be here. Today was a bright beautiful day, and we were in a modern community called Tel Hashomer, close to Tel Aviv. It’s known for its large defense base and the Sheba Medical Center, which was our first destination for the day.
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Off to the Middle East

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel

Next week is a big week for both me and the Foundation. I’ll be heading to Israel, for the first time in my life, to visit with Foundation business and research partners. So the next couple blog posts you see will come straight from places like Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

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