The recent meeting at the Schneider Pediatric Center was an emotional one, bringing together the parents of the late Jonathan Yitzchak Samo and the family of Tehilah Tespiya, an eight-month-old baby who received a liver lobe from Jonathan’s donation. Dr. Lena Korn Feldman, director of Beilinson Hospital, expressed her heartfelt condolences to the Samo family and shared how deeply the hospital staff was touched by the situation. Tammy Fink, the transplant coordinator at Beilinson Hospital, also spoke, sharing her personal connection to the situation as the mother of a soldier currently inside Gaza. She spoke of the unique bond between mothers of soldiers and expressed her deep understanding of the pain and sacrifice involved.
Moshe Samo, the late Jonathan’s father, spoke about his son’s bravery and the impact of his organ donation, highlighting the profound impact of his son’s generosity and the hope it has brought to others. Prof. Dan Arabot and Prof. Yaron Barak, who performed the heart transplant, further emphasized the significance and emotional weight of