Allow us to introduce you to the ‘Jewish Tooth Fairy Fund,’ ATZUM’s newest initiative. The project is focused on providing a full range of dental services to Israeli survivors of terror attacks and their families who cannot afford the treatments and have no access to dental insurance. Survivors of terror attacks often require dental intervention as a result of their injuries. Additionally, many terror survivors who have reached advanced age require dentures they cannot afford, while those of any age often have teeth negatively affected by their long stays in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities and suffer pain and poor self-image as a result.
In each of these cases, ATZUM serves as an address to which these individuals can turn for financial and practical assistance in obtaining the dental care they so urgently require. However, we need your help to make the Jewish Tooth Fairy Fund a reality.
We are currently seeking funds to treat the first two of many survivors of terror in need of dental treatments. ‘Nachum’ is a 47 year-old husband and father of three who was seriously injured in a 2003 bus bombing in Jerusalem while on his way to work. Prior to the bombing, ‘Hanna’ is a 52 year-old woman who was injured in a 1996 shooting, which resulted in the death of her husband. Both ‘Nachum’ and ‘Hanna’ have families to support, and suffer from physical injuries as well as severe post-traumatic stress. Their road to recovery is a long and difficult one, and dental health is a critical part of their journey.
ATZUM has already partnered with Israeli dentists willing to donate their time to provide ‘Nachum’ and ‘Hanna’ with the care they require. However, the dental work is extensive and the necessary materials are costly. To truly make the Jewish Tooth Fairy Fund a reality, the support of a community is required.
Please join us in this worthy effort to get ‘Nachum’ and ‘Hanna’ the care and relief that they need. Please donate here.
If you have any questions about the Jewish Tooth Fairy Fund or want to know what else you can do to get involved, please contact Rebecca.
We appeal to you, your friends and your community to help us bring relief to ‘Nachum’ and his family. It’s time you became a Jewish Tooth Fairy.
Founding Executive Director, ATZUM
Coordinator, Survivors of Terror Project