The Story of Dotan Meishar
I am happy that I can continue to help other disabled veterans and I am truly grateful for all that Beit Halochem has given me and contributed so much to my personal growth, allowing me to reinvent myself since my injury and make my dreams a reality. Dotan Meishar My name is Dotan Meishar I’m […]
Nati Hakshur – “I have 2 birthdays”
Nati Hakshur, a member of Beit Halochem: “I have 2 birthdays. That’s something I love to say all the time. It’s a way to show my family and friends, how I am dealing with my injury (almost 10 years ago) – I won, I survived and I will never give up.I was injured by a […]
The Story Of Aliz Noi
In 1967, Aliz Noi, a young paratrooper, lost his right leg below the knee in the battle for Jerusalem. “You cannot imagine what a mental blow it is for a young man,”Aliz says. “In the beginning we didn’t know what to do. On June 5, 1967, the Six-Day War broke out. I served in […]
PTSD Program – Beit Halochem
The “Achiad” Program“Achi”-“ad” = “my brother” – “forever” PTSD is a psychological response to the experience of intense traumatic events, for veterans with PTSD, flashbacks usually involve visual and auditory memories of combat. It feels as if it’s happening all over again particularly events that were life threatening. This became known as a “combat stress […]
The Story of Dudi Saido
Up until the morning of August 11, 2003, Saido was just an ordinary guy: 24 yrs. old, living with his parents in Ariel, planning to rent his own place in Jerusalem, not far from his work place, planning to propose to his girlfriend of the past year and mostly: a tough man, eldest brother to his five brothers and sisters. But then, fate intervened
Rowing Towards His Goal
During Operation Protective Edge he lost his leg, but Ron Halevi (21 yrs.) from Kibbutz Gesher in the north doesn’t give up* After a long and difficult rehabilitation process he went back to Kayaking and will soon be taking part in the World Championship for Disabled in Italy* “I live a normal life and don’t think about my injury”
Amnon Sharon in a moving interview for the Jerusalem Post
Amnon Sharon endured harrowing torture after falling into Syrian captivity being captured in the Yom Kippur War. Today, his message is: Do not pity yourself, you can get out of any situation.
In these very moments, Ofer can be found in the middle of a jeep tour in South Africa, together with two of his best friends from the army. Sounds pretty ordinary, doesn’t it? Ofer was declared to be paralyzed 100+ percent from the waist down after being injured while protecting his teammates in Nablus in July 2004.
Matan’s Bionic Leg
When the Second Intifada broke out, Matan’s unit was sent to the Gaza Strip. There he encountered areas filled with explosive devices and booby traps. One of those devices went off, wounding him severely and killing three of his friends.