ALYN in the News

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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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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Five Towns Team Rides for ALYN Hospital

This past Sunday October 18, together with a group of friends, Sarah Liss, from the Five Towns, rode in memory of her dear friend Kevin Leifer, a longtime supporter of ALYN. “I’m a veteran ALYN rider, but this is the first time we all rode together as ‘Friends of Kevin’.” The team rode a metric…

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Bicyclists pedal thousands of miles across America 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 the American Friends of ALYN Hospital had to adapt the concept to meet the needs of the new reality. And so #MyALYNRide was created to create personal challenges that can…

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ALYN Hospital prevails through pandemic challenges to save disabled youth

Friends of ALYN Hospital adapted to this year’s challenge by establishing the #MyALYNRide cycling campaign to encourage riders globally to help raise funds for the hospital. Prevailing through the ever changing challenges created by the coronavirus, ALYN Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center has adapted its annual Wheels of Love charity bike ride. The hospital…

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TESTAccenture and Intel Support Neuromorphic Research Project to Develop Robotic Arm for Wheelchair-Bound Pediatric Patients

NEW YORK & SANTA CLARA, Calif. & RA’ANANA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Intel are supporting a neuromorphic computing research project led by the Neuro-Biomorphic Engineering Lab (NBEL) at the Open University of Israel in collaboration with ALYN Hospital, Israel’s leading pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation center. Funded by Accenture through its participation in the Intel Neuromorphic…

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The parent of a ventilator-dependent child reflects on corona pandemic

Very soon we started to feel like caged lions. There were days when I felt like if I didn’t scream or cry out loud, I’d go crazy, but I knew I had to keep my composure for Dor. ‘I’m sorry, you won’t be able to take your son home for Purim. COVID-19 is spreading, and we can’t…

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