Before it's too late

Michael Natan has a winning smile that makes you smile back. He needs your help, before it's too late.

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Michael Natan
Michael Natan
Kupat Ha'iir

Michael Natan, 7, of Jerusalem has a winning smile. His grin automatically makes you smile back. When you notice a second later that he is sitting in a wheelchair, you have to control yourself to stop your smile turning into a grimace of pity.

Michael Natan has a rare form of muscular dystrophy, a condition which if left untreated can be life-threatening. His muscles grow weaker and weaker at an alarming rate. Recently, he has been confined to a wheelchair. His family is terrified of what the future will bring: Further deterioration in Michael Natan's condition will put his life in grave danger. What will be with their son?

Expert medical advice suggests a revolutionary treatment that is only available out of state. The treatment has proven effective at preventing further deterioration of the disease. It can save Michael Natan's life, and may even enable him to get out of the wheelchair. "We are pinning all of our hopes on receiving this treatment as soon as possible," says Michael Natan's mother in a moving video.

The treatment costs, together with the costs of flights out of state and other expenses, add up to an alarming $50,000. There is no way that the family will be able to save their son's life on their own. An emergency fundraising campaign has been set up to cover the costs of the treatment. Help Michael Natan get lifesaving treatment before it's too late. Make sure that his beautiful smile never leaves his face.