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.
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.