By Candice Krieger, September 26, 2008
In 2004, Ruti Zahavi's life changed forever. Her four-year-old son, Afik, was killed by a Kassam rocket in Sderot, in the Negev. Ms Zahavi was critically injured in the attack - her right leg was amputated and she was hospitalised for three months - and unable to attend Afik's funeral. Four years on, Ms Zahavi, 35, is finally rebuilding her life, and her first goal is to create a memorial garden for her son.
She was in London last week appealing to the Jewish community to help her raise money for the garden, to be built near her home in Sderot.