The Honouring Our Heroes campaign will fund a stem cell donor pool, in memory of the countless civilians and soldiers who have tragically fallen victim to the Hamas terror attacks of October 7th and after. In the merit of these precious souls, this donor pool will build a legacy of life for countless people suffering from cancer. Our goal is to fund 1500 potential life saving DNA matches. With your generous contributions, Ezer Mizion aims to build a donor pool with over 1500 potential DNA matches, dedicated to making a positive impact in the aftermath of tragedy. Every life saved through your support stands as a lasting tribute to those who have suffered.

Together we can make a difference and transform the pain into something meaningful by providing hope to so many for a brighter future.

Daniel Levi's wife Lihi, and his bone marrow recipient, Haim Linderbaum.

Daniel Levi

Daniel Levi, a 34-year-old surgeon, moved with his family to Kibbutz Beeri from central Israel a year ago. Seven years earlier, he had made Aliyah from Peru with his wife Lihi and their children, Emma and Liam, both under 5 years old. Dedicated to his work at Soroka Hospital, Daniel possessed special people skills and a strong ambition for learning, always maintaining calmness and positive energy.
 
Tragedy struck when Daniel rushed to a clinic during an attack, leaving his family in hiding. Despite the chaos, he maintained composure, treating a severely injured person and ensuring their survival. However, Daniel fell victim to the October 7th terrorist attack by Hamas. He saved numerous lives, including Haim Linderbaum, battling severe Leukemia, through a bone marrow donation. In the wake of Daniel’s passing, Lihi and the two children found solace in meeting Haim Linderbaum, the man Daniel had saved, a testament to the enduring impact of Daniel Levi’s altruism.

Our Honour Roll

Do you have a story of a loved one lost in this terrible conflict? We understand your pain. Join us in commemorating their bravery by sharing their story. Please submit a brief profile (50 words) and a photo for our ‘Honour Roll.’ They will be personally honoured in our new donor pool.

Together, let's honour their memory.

Yedidya Asher Lev, a courageous soldier from Tal Menashe in the West Bank, served as a deputy company commander in the Givati Brigade’s Shaked Battalion. Tragically, at the age of 26, he lost his life during an operational mission in northern Gaza, where he was involved in a precise and targeted operation against Hamas within a specified area in the Shifa Hospital. Yedidya exemplified unwavering courage and commitment, showcasing the qualities of a true leader within the IDF.
 
In a selfless act just four months before his untimely death, Major Yedidia Lev donated his stem cells to save the life of a 66-year-old woman battling cancer, a recipient he never got the chance to meet due to the mandatory one-year waiting period. Yedidya’s legacy endures through the precious gift of life he bestowed upon another. His sacrifice, both on the battlefield and as a stem cell donor, underlines the depth of his compassion and the profound impact he made on the lives of those around him. Yedidya Asher Lev will be remembered not only as a valiant soldier but also as a hero whose legacy, even in death, continues to give life to another.

Yedidya Asher Lev

Captain Harel Ittah

Captain Harel Ittah, a 22-year-old officer in the Givati Brigade, embodied courage, compassion, and selflessness. After he passed, Harel was promoted from Lieutenant to Captain. Harel was not only a soldier but also a devoted family member, boyfriend to Nitzan, and a loving owner to his 16-year-old pug, Chaki, who now mourns his absence curled up in Harel’s empty bed.

Harel’s courage shone brightly on October 7th when, off duty, he rushed to Kibbutz Nahal Oz to aid terrified families hiding in bomb shelters. The true extent of his bravery emerged after his tragic passing, revealing stories of how Harel encouraged kibbutz members to emerge from hiding, ultimately saving numerous lives including 150 children. On December 22, tragedy struck when a building collapsed on Harel Ittah’s squad in Gaza, causing numerous injuries and fatalities, including Harel’s. The profound affection his team held for him was evident as some attended his funeral despite being hospitalized.

Harel, a gibor Yisrael, not just a soldier but a beacon of heroism, will forever be remembered for the love he shared, the lives he saved, and the legacy of selflessness he leaves behind.

Gili Adar, a vibrant and beloved 24-year-old from the town of Lapid, left an indelible mark on the lives of those who knew her. Tragically, her life was cut short during the Supernova music festival on October 7, where she and her friend, fell victim to a senseless act of violence perpetrated by Hamas terrorists. Despite her attempts to escape, Gili found herself trapped as gunshots closed in, and her last messages to her family indicated she was hiding near the party grounds.
 

To those who had the privilege of knowing her, Gili was thought of as a bright as the sun and was a person who spread light to everyone who she met. Her commitment to making a positive impact on the world was evident throughout her life. As a long-time scout leader, she volunteered for national service, working with children with special needs during the day and instilling Zionist pride in young American Jews during the evenings. Her service in the IDF as an artillery instructor showcased her dedication to her country. Gili’s parents and friends remember her as a beacon of joy, laughter, and boundless energy—a person who genuinely cared about making the world a better place. Her untimely death is a profound loss for her family, Jewish and Israeli society, and humanity.

Gili Adar

Join Us in Building a Lifesaving Donor Pool to
Honour Our Heroes

$65 – 1 DNA test
$130 – 2 DNA tests
$325 – 5 DNA tests
$650 – 10 DNA tests
$1,170 – 18 DNA tests
$1,625 – 25 DNA tests
$3,250 – 50 DNA tests
$6,500 – 100 DNA tests
$36,000 – 550 DNA tests*
All donations to this campaign that are not designated to a private donor pool, will become part of the Honouring Our Heroes Donor Pool. Each time a registrant from the Honouring Our Heroes donor pool donates life-saving marrow, you will be notified that you yourself saved a life!

*A “Personalized Donor Pool” is a unique opportunity for an individual or group to sponsor the DNA testing of a segment of Ezer Mizion’s Registry. As a sponsor at this level, you can name your pool in honor or in memory of a loved one. You can then look forward to the gratification of receiving personal notifications in detail each time a registrant from your pool donates life-saving marrow. One cannot imagine a greater joy than hearing the words: You have saved a life!

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