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  10/30/2013, Cheshvan 26, 5774

Pres. Peres Meets with Child Cancer Patients

Six children undergoing treatments for cancer met with President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as part of a special program. The visits was arranged by an association that assists children with life-threatening illnesses and Tel Hashomer Hospital's Department of Oncology.

One 13-year-old sang the president a song by a popular Israeli artist. Another 5-year-old girl detailed her ongoing treatments to the president. Peres was reported to have sat patiently with each child, offering encouraging words.