Children and teenagers with hope to recover from their conditions requested the Make a Wish organization arrange for them to attend President Peres' Birthday party at his Jerusalem residence, along with the performance of popular singer Barbara Streisand.
Following the performance, the audience expressed their appreciation, "Mr. President, your optimism and radiant smile fill us with hope for the future." The hosts were very emotional when they heard one of the young girls attending perform Streisand's "People". "I will never forget this experience. Your singing is wonderful. Thank you," said Streisand.