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Supporting a Mission of Hope – Rosalie’s Story

“For me, hope without boundaries means that it is limitless, with endless possibilities, which is both aspirational and inspirational. It’s inspiring as to what we hope to achieve, but also aspirational because there’s still a lot to do, and we can spend the rest of our lives developing and sustaining hope without borders and boundaries. I don’t know any other hospital in the world that does what Sheba does, which is to expand its mission of sustaining life outside of its national borders.”

Sheba Medical Center is lucky to have supporters and beneficiaries from all over the world who are passionate about our mission. One such generous supporter is Rosalie Steinberg.

Rosalie is a psychiatrist from Toronto, Canada, and her husband, Dr. Daryl Roitman, is the Chairman of the Canadian Friends of Sheba. Laughing, she explained that she “married into Sheba.”

When we sat down with Rosalie, she shared that only a few hours after first arriving in Sheba, she was already impressed by everything she saw.

“My impression of Sheba is that it is a very nimble and innovative organization that is not afraid to try and fail, and I think that in the West, we always talk about how we want to be perfect before we make a move, make a jump. Here in Israel, and at Sheba in particular – they try, try, and sometimes fail, then try again, and it’s okay because, at one point, you’ll get to the solution. I think that’s where the spark of innovation comes from- there is no fear to try and no fear of failing.”

Rosalie was also inspired by how, unlike what she is used to in Canada, where medical professionals are focused on treating local patients, Sheba isn’t inward-looking, but rather on a mission of repairing the world, which is an idea she hopes can be passed on as a ripple in a pond.

It was hard for Rosalie to pinpoint just one thing she finds compelling about Sheba, and she also underscored its role as a vehicle for peace.

Rosalie is a psychiatrist from Toronto, Canada, and her husband, Dr. Daryl Roitman, is the Chairman of the Canadian Friends of Sheba.

“For me, one of the things I love most is that in a world where we’re so divided by political opinion, nationality, and religious belief, healthcare, and Sheba in particular, serves as a bridge that connects the divides- so people from all walks of life, every ethnicity, and religion are served and supported regardless of where they come from and their beliefs.”

As a psychiatrist, she also mentioned how impressed she was with how the medical professionals working at Sheba do more than just heal the broken bones of their patients, but also help mend the broken spirits of people: paying close attention to mental issues experienced by many who suffer from serious illnesses.

Rosalie concluded, with a smile, “I love Sheba Medical Center!”

We love you too, Rosalie, and deeply appreciate your support!

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