Ilanit, one of our recipients, has had a pretty tough life. Her father abandoned her family when she was a young girl, and her mother raised her by herself. When Ilanit was 14 years old, her mother died, leaving her alone, an orphan. Ilanit went to a boarding school, joined the army at 18 and tried to rebuild her life. She got married and had a little girl, but her husband became addicted to gambling and caused the family to fall into severe debt, and she divorced him.