BENEFITING: Make-A-Wish Foundation International
Upon Boothies arriving in Israel for spring break, we were all shocked and saddened to hear the news that Roy Grinappell's mother, Aliza, had passed away suddenly. Despite this difficult loss, Roy and his family insisted he continue his journey with us, after spending a year meticulously planning BoothRight.
As a small way of sending our heartfelt condolences to the Grinapell's, we have setup this page for our whole Booth community to support the Make a Wish Foundation-Israel in her memory.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, we hope that you’ll join us in honoring the memory of Roy’s beloved mother by supporting Make-A-Wish-Israel!
About Aliza: Aliza was truly a remarkable woman. She was curious and always eager to learn. Her curiosity got to the point that it was almost impossible to find her without a book in her hands. Her knowledge in several fields topped that of many experts. Aliza was a big fan of country music, loved art (especially painting), and was an outstanding cook.
Aliza was a warm and friendly person, which always made everyone around her feel welcome. Aliza was also extremely sensitive and compassionate towards others. She always made sure that everyone she knew had someone to spend the holidays with, and invited all those who were left alone to celebrate with her family.
Above all, Aliza was truly a great mom. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family. Every Friday Aliza spent hours in the kitchen making sure that by dinner time, each of her children would have at least one of their favorite dishes on the table. It was her way of showing her love and making everyone feel special.
Aliza passed away suddenly at the age of 58, only two months before the expected birth of her first granddaughter and four months before her son’s wedding. While she will not have a chance to fulfil her own grandchildren's wishes, granting wishes of sick children would be a beautiful and suitable way to honor her memory. May her memory be a blessing.
About Make a Wish: The Make a Wish Foundation arranges experiences described as "wishes" to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Wishes can range from getting to go DisneyWorld with their family to getting to meet their favorite celebrity or famous athlete.