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How Wheels of Love is making a change for patients at ALYN Hospital

“If you want to know what drives me and dozens of others every year to ride our bikes for hundreds of miles and push ourselves to the brink of exhaustion when our legs are screaming “no more,” then come meet the children of ALYN Hospital. This is my 15th year participating in the Wheels of Love charity…

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Bike Ride Along Maryland’s Eastern Shore to Benefit Israel’s ALYN Hospital

The 130-mile charity ride — called “Wheels of Love U.S.A.” — benefits the ALYN Hospital, Israel’s only pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation facility, which provides innovative care and treatment for children at the medical center. The hospital is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its founding this year.

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Bikers in Maryland to raise funds for Israeli pediatric hospital

Wheels of Love has been a 22-year long tradition in Israel, but this is the first time that the event will take place in the United States.A three-day bike ride is set to take place in late October in Cambridge, Maryland to raise funds for Israel’s ALYN hospital, known to be the only pediatric and…

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ALYN hospital tears down COVID divider wall, celebrates reunion

A celebration was held this week at the medical center in which patients and doctors gathered with hammers and saws and took down the wall that had kept them apart.

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International Nurses Day: A nurse’s story about ALYN’s children

Four years of nursing school were not enough to prepare me for what I encountered upon joining the Warm Home ward at the ALYN Orthopedic Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. My decision to become a nurse was formed over many years of nursing my own mother with her illness. I was familiar with the challenging, frustrating and…

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12-year-old girl raises NIS 70,000 for ALYN Hospital for her Bat Mitzvah

With coronavirus keeping guests from attending her coming-of-age ceremony, Yazmine Bloch requested that the gift money be donated to help children with disabilities at ALYN Orthopedic Hospital.

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Hospital Tests Neuromorphic Chip-Powered Robotic Arm

The device, mounted on wheelchairs and powered by technology that imitates the way the human brain works, could provide patients new levels of independence ALYN Hospital in Jerusalem plans to begin testing how neuromorphic computing could be used to operate a robotic arm mounted onto a wheelchair.

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THEY RODE HUNDREDS OF KILOMETERS IN THE DESERT FOR SICK CHILDREN

Many of the ride’s loyal participants – both in Israel and abroad – decided that they were not willing to give in or give up. They wanted to continue riding and fundraising for ALYN. A virtual option, #MyALYNRide, was introduced, allowing cyclists to choose a personal challenge and ride at home or in self-organized independent…

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Couple support Israeli hospital through bike ride

“Obviously, we love going to Israel to support the state of Israel, but at the end of the day it’s about the children and the needs of the hospital, so to have that opportunity to support them was tremendous,” said Brad Sokol.

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Pedaling in pandemic to aid sick kids in Israel

This year, the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible for riders from the United States to travel to Israel for the five-day cycling event, and so American Friends of ALYN Hospital created #MyALYNRide to allow personal challenges to be completed near home while continuing to fundraise. So far, as much as $1.3 million has been raised…

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Maayan Aviv

Maayan Aviv

Executive Director

I am privileged to serve as the Executive Director for the American Friends of ALYN. I have been a part of this organization for nearly a decade, and have the experience and deep institutional knowledge which allow me to effectively spread the word about ALYN and further our mission. I am proud to lead the US team which supports ALYN in doing what it does best - transforming disabilities into abilities!

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