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Sick Israeli boy in Philadelphia for treatments watches his mother give birth through webcam

By Mason White 10:54 AM February 27, 2013
Harel Dabush 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) An Israeli boy who is currently in the United States for life saving treatments did not miss out when his mother gave birth to his new sister as he was able to watch the birth live through a webcam, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Two weeks ago, Harel Dabush, a child cancer patient, flew to the United States for the life saving treatment. His mother, who was nine months pregnant, was forced to stay in Israel. Yesterday, she gave birth to a baby girl. Harel was able to see and hear the first cry of his new sister through the computer.

Abigail Dabush was at Ben Gurion Airport, two weeks ago, in order to say goodbye to her five-year-old son, Harel, who suffers from a rare cancer. Harel flew with his father, to the United States in order to get special treatments in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

His mother was in the ninth month of pregnancy and had to stay alone in the country. Today she told him: “I gave birth to your sister.”

Harel, was very excited with the video call. “Look who’s here with mommy,” his father said while he introduced the new baby, to Harel. “She looks like you, Harel. She is as beautiful as you,” the mother told Harel.

Abigail and her new baby girl, Linoy, will join Harel next month in Philadelphia. Harel will have to continue the treatments, if all goes well, for at least a year.

The Dabush family is expected to live together in the United States until the successful conclusion of the therapy. “Harel. You know that mommy will come now?” His mother told Harel during the video call.

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