Chanan, age 16, is especially friendly and very beloved.
Following his bout with cancer at age 12, Chanan’s family became much more involved in his daily life. Seeing the love and care the staff and volunteers showered upon Chanan while he was hospitalized made a deep impact on them, and they now visit him often and take part in ongoing events at ALEH.
Since his recovery, ALEH’s professional staff continues to work with Chanan intensively to help him progress in all areas. After a great deal of hard work, Chanan now walks independently. He knows the way to his bedroom, going from the elevator to his room on his own and sitting down on his bed. He is able to go up and down stairs with supervision. He takes a turn during classroom duty and he helps clear the table after meals.
This past year Chanan also learned to eat completely independently.
Chanan has also made significant strides in communication skills. Thanks to your sponsorship, he uses an iPad and has learned various symbols and icons which he uses to communicate better with those around him. For example, when he eats, Chanan uses his iPad to ask for chocolate spread on his bread.