Dafna Meir, a devoted mother to 4 natural children, and 2 foster children, was murdered in her home in Otniel on January 17, 2016. She was a nurse, an advisor and teacher on halachic issues and a pillar of her community. In her life, cut too short, she accomplished so much good for so many people – acts of kindness and compassion that have a lasting impact on all the lives she touched. Her accomplishments are all the more remarkable when one considers her very difficult, unhappy childhood.
Unable to live at home, Dafna spent her early years at Emunah’s Achuzat Sarah Children’s home, one of Emunah’s 5 children’s residential homes in Israel for children at-risk. Achuzat Sarah enveloped her with love and attention, and the staff designed a treatment plan for her individual needs. At the home, she underwent tremendous personal growth and blossomed into a wonderful young woman.
Dafna’s journey is one from that went from needing assistance to giving assistance, from having no family to creating life and nurturing the love of family, and especially to being there for other children in need.