About six months ago, Gadi, a resident of Ma’alot-Tarshiha in his 60s, collapsed in his house. His relatives immediately alerted emergency services.

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Eran Binyamini arrived at the scene within minutes and, after finding Gadi in a state of cardiac arrest, initiated CPR, attached his defibrillator, and delivered a shock. United Hatzalah volunteer Paramedic Baruch Michaeli also quickly arrived at the scene and administered Advance Life Support care. After an extensive effort, Gadi thankfully regained full consciousness and was stabilized. He was then transported to the hospital for further treatment.

Recently, Gadi, who is recovering from the incident, expressed his interest in meeting the volunteers who saved his life. On Wednesday last week, the emotional reunion took place in a restaurant in Ma’alot-Tarshiha. Binyamini and Michaeli told him, “With G-d’s assistance, we were able to arrive quickly and provide the necessary lifesaving treatment to you. We are so moved to see you alive and well, and making a full recovery.”

Gadi kissed the volunteers’ hands and responded, “I am standing on my feet thanks to you; thank you for your dedication and alacrity in saving my life.”