April 6, 2022 by Zaki Heler
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About a week and a half ago, E, a border police officer, was injured in the terrorist attack in Hadera.
A Magen David Adom team provided him with life-saving treatment and transported him to hospital. Yesterday ended the story when the same MDA team came with MDA’s Wish ambulance to Hillel Yafe Hospital to fulfill a special dream and take the officer to the Maccabi Haifa season match.
Last week, E was visited by MDA Senior EMT Avihu Grasgrin who heard that E wanted to see Maccabi Haifa’s season match at Sami Ofer Stadium. Avihu immediately got in touch with Yonat Daskal-Dagan, head of Wish Ambulance, who suggested the collaboration with Sami Ofer Stadium and Maccabi Haifa. Wish ambulance arrived at the hospital yesterday along with MDA paramedics Tzvika Weiss and Yuval Eliyahu who saved E’s life in the field after the terrorist attack. They joined E and traveled with him to the Sami Ofer Stadium in Haifa to see Maccabi Haifa – E’s favorite team – play their game of the season.
E, The Border Patrol officer recounted the emotional closure: “Tzvika and Yuval treated me in the best possible way at the scene of the terrorist attack. It is very possible that without them I would not be here today. I was very moved to meet them when they came to visit me, and I am delighted today that they are taking part in this special moment and accompanying me, a week after my injury, to watch the match at Sami Ofer . Seeing Maccabi Haifa win and meeting the players is truly a dream come true for me, and I thank everyone involved in making this happen – at MDA’s Wish Ambulance, the team and the stadium. Now I just need to focus on my healing, and I just want to get back to serving alongside my friends and protecting the people of Israel.
MDA paramedics Tzvika Weiss and Yuval Eliyahu added, “As soon as we heard about E’s request, we immediately volunteered to be part of the team tasked with carrying out this assignment – a closing opportunity. Just a week and a half ago, we transported him from the scene of a very serious terrorist attack while he was bleeding. Today, as he is discharged from hospital and heading into rehabilitation, we were very happy to see him back in much better circumstances, to help him achieve his dream and to see his favorite football team during Match. It made us very emotional to see his joy and smile, and we wish him a speedy recovery and good health, and hope he can come to the next match on his own.