20 September 2015 - 7 Tishri 5776 - ז' תשרי ה' אלפים תשע"ו
Hong Kong to host second delegation of injured soldiers E-mail

Following the enormous success of last year’s visit by a delegation of injured Israeli soldiers, Hong Kong is getting ready to host its second delegation from Israel’s Hope for Heroism, also known as Ach’im L’Chayim (“Brothers for Life”) at the end of April.

The organisation was founded in 2007 to assist injured soldiers getting their lives back together, and now assists around 500 injured soldiers.

The idea of bringing the delegation to Hong Kong in 2014 was initiated following Hong Kong’s participation in the 2013 Maccabiah Games, and was spearheaded by Omri Mizrahi, together with a committee comprising of Doron Nagar, Ronen Zion and Jason Webber.

The 2015 delegation will be led by Pini Shwartzman, a former Givati special unit commander who was injured during Operation Defensive Shield and the Second Lebanon War.

“Ach’im L’Chayim foundation is one of a kind. No other organisation in Israel, private or governmental, offers the brotherly love and support they need so much after suffering devastating trauma,” said Doron Nagar.

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