Moran Kadosh, a four-year-old Israeli girl, is in serious but stable condition Tuesday in a Cambridge, England, hospital after receiving a liver transplant.
Kadosh’s case has attracted nation-wide attention here since passengers on her El Al flight from Tel Aviv to London last Wednesday spontaneously collected 45,000 Pounds Sterling on hearing that she and her mother were among them.
The 450 tourists, who had just celebrated Passover and Easter in the Holy Land, included leading members of Britain’s Jewish community active in fund-raising for Israel.
Kadosh’s mother, Tova, 28, had brought her hurriedly to Ben Gurion Airport on hearing that the British hospital might be able to save her life by giving her a new liver. The flight was booked up, but four passengers immediately gave up their seats to Kadosh, her mother and Dr. Akiva Frad kin, her Israeli pediatrician. Her father, Zion, 29, followed on a later flight. In flight, the aircraft became the scene of a flying fund-raising function, with regular announcements on how much money had been donated to meet her hospital fees of about 170 Pounds a day and her family’s other expenses.
Later, a hospital spokesman said: “The parents are incredibly grateful to all the people in Israel and on the plane who raised the money for the operation.”
There were then several days delay in finding a compatible liver to transplant. She is scheduled to remain in the hospital for about a week. The transplant operation took place Monday, after a suitable liver was eventually located.
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