"My mother is my anchor and a source of strength," so says Hila. "It doesn't matter how much we fight, and that is most of the time, or how much I disagree with her; she will always be the closest person to me!!”
Hila is a young lady who fell in love with a soldier who was serving with the IDF in Beer Sheva. She works as a caregiver and a house cleaner. After she had been dating for a while she found out she was pregnant. Hila really expected her boyfriend to tell her to have an abortion so she started the process to do that. However, when he found out his reaction was the opposite. He wanted to stay with her and take care of her, and do as much as he could for their baby.
Hila was so thankful for this but she still felt alone. Her boyfriend had to be on his base during the week and could only come back for the weekend. Her mother lives in Jerusalem so she was alone most of the time. She was also struggling financially just paying her rent and buying her basic needs.
Thankfully then Hila heard about Be’ad Chaim and turned to us for help. We were more than happy to give this, and one of our wonderful counselors was able to give Hila all the love and support she needed. It was then through your very generous support that Hila was able to become part of the Operation Moses Project. This provided her with all the furniture she would need for her baby plus monthly vouchers for a whole year to buy the other essentials she would need for her baby.
Hila really was very touched by all the care and attention her counselor gave to her and also for the generous support of her donor. It meant so much to her when she was going through such a tough and challenging time.
On the 23rd of January this year Hila gave birth to a beautiful baby boy and she named him Yehuda, which means strength! It was a very long and tiring delivery, but thank God she is well and recovering, and the baby is healthy and doing well. She gave birth in Jerusalem, although she lives in Beer Sheva because she wanted to be close to her mother during the birth.
Hila is now back in Beer Sheva because Yehuda's dad is serving there. She is so grateful that he has been so loyal and faithful to her and the baby, and wants him to be able to see his son. She really hopes that they will all have a future together.
Hila has been struggling a bit from depression since the birth, and would really like to get back to work, but because of the Coronavirus, she will not be able to return for some time.