Chanukah Tradition With A Twist
Ohad strengthening his arms at Beit Halochem.In a flash of a second, 20 year old Ohad Ben Yishay’s life was changed forever. A member of the Golani Brigade’s elite Egoz Unit, Ohad was patrolling an area in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 when his unit came under mortar attack.
Ohad sustained a serious shrapnel wound to his head, leaving him unable to speak or walk. Thirteen of his comrades lost their lives and many others were injured.
Rushed to the hospital, the doctors gave him little chance to survive but miraculously he regained consciousness after two operations and five weeks confined to his bed. Then the healing process began in earnest. He started his long road to walk and speak again with the help of Beit Halochem.
Ohad working out at Beit Halochem. “Thanks to the physiotherapy and hydrotherapy treatments he receives at Beit Halochem Tel Aviv as well as its healing community, he has come a long way,” Ohad’s mother Erica shared.
With the current ongoing wave of terror attacks in Israel, 19 members of the Israeli armed forces have been seriously wounded, joining Beit Halochem as part of their recovery process. Behind the headlines, ZDVO Beit Halochem Australia is there to support injured soldiers and victims of terror attacks when they need us most.
Ohad Ben-Yishai is wheeled to his 20th birthday party.During Chanukah, we commemorate Jewish survival against all odds. As you light the menorah, your holiday gift will brighten the lives for both the newly wounded and those injured as far back as the War of Independence in 1948.
The time that Israel’s disabled veterans and terror victims need us most is now. Because of their heroism there is an Israel for all of us. Please give generously today!
Your donation will keep the candles shining brightly for our brave veterans and their families during the eight days of Chanukah.
We can’t do this without you.
Thank you and chag sameach,