Hedy Epstein

It is with great sadness to learn that Hedy Epstein, a dear friend of Palestine, is gravely ill. All of us at Playgrounds for Palestine extend love and warmth to Hedy and her family. PfP was approached by Hedy’s closest friends who would like to dedicate a playground in celebration of Hedy’s life. Below is the text we were asked to post from her friends: Hedy left us on Thursday, May 26, 2016. She will be missed by those of us who knew and loved her and by many others who never met her but who loved her for her infectious smile, her indomitable spirit, and her unfailing dedication to protesting human rights abuses in Palestine and wherever she saw them. Several of us, along with Playgrounds for Palestine,

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a child in the midst of genocide…

“I feel like it would be better if I died with my mom. It is better. I’d rather not see this suffering and pain that I’m witnessing. I mean everyone I valued and loved is gone.” This little girl speaks to the condition of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children traumatized beyond our imaginations. “this is a child. when will this be stopped?” user pikedum writes in the comments.

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This donation, our first to PfP, is to honor the children that see beyond conflict, and remind us to be ever present.