Yonatan was born with spina bifida. This is a genetic disorder that affects the development of the brain, skull and spinal cord.

A few weeks ago we received a call from Rachel, a social worker at the Onn School for children with disabilities in Tel Aviv.


Ido is a smiley, friendly 2 year-old boy who was born with serious development delays, birth defects and respiratory difficulties.

Hodaya, 16 years-old, is the youngest of 3, and was born with Cerebral Palsy.

Neta, now six-and-a-half-years-old is a talkative and friendly girl, who just started first grade in a special education school.

Meet Chaim, 7 years old, born with epilepsy, autism, and Cerebral Palsy. Until his mother contacted the Malki Foundation, Chaim spent his days in bed, unable to move unaided.

“It’s not enough to have a disabled child. You are left with no alternative but to fight the system.”

Natalia, age 11, was born completely healthy. When she was 6 years old she contracted encephalitis, which left her with severe neurological damage.

Yonah is 5 years-old, has Down Syndrome and was diagnosed with West Syndrome (a severe form of epilepsy which causes brain damage and developmental delays) as a baby.

Shalom is an energetic teenager, full of smiles and is actually excited to go to school. But he wasn’t always this way.

Please meet Itamar, a very special child living in northern Israel. He and his family have new hope after finding their therapist, Dena.


Noa, a 4 year old girl, has a severe development delay with no clear diagnosis.

Ahuva was born with Down's syndrome and has severe mental and physical delays.

The mother of Yosef, a 3 year-old boy from Rishon Lezion called the Malki Foundation office looking for help. She had been referred by Kesher, one of the organizations with which we have worked closely for years.

Nethaniel was born with cerebral palsy and his parents were told that he would never walk. Now 10 years old, he just completed a 2 km race!


Ori, who was 18 when he entered our Therapists on Wheels Program, lives in Mitzpeh Ramon, in southern Israel and because of his location, when he joined our program he had not been receiving any benefits or services even from the government.