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Khadeejeh's young daughter Bushra was so ill she was "like a dead person" before she began receiving medical treatment for her kidney problems. Bushra needs dialysis three times a week, but it's difficult for her and her mother to travel from their home in the West Bank to the Augusta Victoria Hospital in East Jerusalem because they must cross many army roadblocks to receive this essential treatment.

The Lutheran-run hospital literally goes the extra mile for paitents like Bushra. It arranges travel permits for them and sends a bus to pick them up near their homes. "These permits helped us a lot," says Khadeejeh. "Thanks to the treatment she received, she's now able to go to school with the other children."