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Thankful For Those Who Care – Ten Kavod In Beit Shemesh

Shoshana Lichtman lives in the Givat Sharet neighborhood of Beit Shemesh and is a nurse by profession as well as a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT. She is married with eight children and a bunch of grandchildren.  She works for Melabev … Continue reading

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Performing CPR Alone For 20 Minutes

At around 4:00 a.m. on Friday morning, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Monir Kawas was awakened by an alert to a medical emergency that was occurring nearby. An 83-year-old man had fallen down the stairs from a height of around one … Continue reading

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Saving a Life Before Breakfast

At around 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning, a 92-year-old man fell unconscious in his bedroom on Ha-Etsel street in Ashdod. His son heard the loud “boom” and ran over to see what happened. As soon as he saw his father … Continue reading

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Not Letting Israel’s Elderly Fall Through The Cracks

On Monday afternoon, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Talia Asher from Mevaseret Zion visited an elderly woman as part of the organization’s Ten Kavod project. Talia went to check on the woman’s vital signs and spend some time with her in … Continue reading

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Quick Intervention By EMTs Saves The Life Of A Holon Man

On Monday morning just after 10:00 a.m., a 75-year-old man who suffers from a disability fell from his wheelchair and sustained a serious head injury on Sderot Yerushalayim Street. The man was semi-conscious and confused when his wife called United … Continue reading

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Seizing The Opportunity To Help A Blind and Homebound Senior Citizen

On Sunday around 3:00 p.m., Yehuda Amitay and Meir Vaanunu were transferring elderly patients to receive their Covid-19 vaccines in Jerusalem. When they arrived at the home of the next person they were supposed to transfer, a man in his … Continue reading

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National Project For Vaccinating All Holocaust Survivors in Israel Opens

On Sunday morning, the Claims Conference initiated a new project in partnership with United Hatzalah that will orchestrate a national operation with the goal of making sure that all 20,000 homebound Holocaust survivors living in Israel are able to go … Continue reading

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No One Gets Left Behind

With more than a quarter of its citizens fully vaccinated, and nearly half of the country having received their first vaccination, Israel is currently leading the world in the race to vaccinate its entire population.    United Hatzalah volunteers, from … Continue reading

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Returning A Life That Was Lost

On Friday afternoon, a 73-year-old Ramla resident with severe chronic medical issues sat down for lunch when he unexpectedly began choking. An alarmed family member called United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center. Volunteer EMT Eveyasaf Shiri was on his way … Continue reading

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Ambulances Transport Elderly To Receive Their Vaccinations

Answering a need faced by many elderly or disabled persons who are without cars, and for whom the use of public transportation can be difficult, United Hatzalah has begun working with various cities and regional councils throughout Israel to transport … Continue reading

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