December 18th 2003- The Disengagement Plan was first officially announced by Ariel Sharon in a speech at the Herzliya Conference.
December 18th 2005 - Ariel Sharon suffered what was described as a mild stroke which doctors and his spokesmen assured the public he would quickly recover from.
Save your Tehilim. There are many who need it more. See here and here
Poverty is a critical situation in Israel and as was stated on Israel's Channel 10, any civilian in Sharon's condition would not have even been treated as his situation would have been considered hopeless. If we're to say Tehilim for someone perhaps it should be those children who don't have the best surgeons in the country laboring constantly to save their lives but come from low income families and are barely getting through this crisis and coping with the worst of socialized medicine and medical apathy, rather than a corrupt millionaire being eulogized even before death, all the more hypocritically so by those who had always hated him.
For anyone who wants to help the seriously ill, take a look at Zichron Menachem which helps the families of children with cancer. If you feel teary eyed about a corrupt 77 year old millionaire who abused his body, ignored doctor's orders and slashed social services, go the page above for some context in rachmanut.