In honor of Passover, a well known Israeli news website spoke with several Israelis about their personal journey to freedom.
Dr. Asael Lubotzky was serving as a Platoon Commander in Battalion 51 during the Second Lebanon War, close to 10 years ago, when Hezbollah terrorists fired an anti-tank missile at the armored personnel carrier he was in.
Dr. Lubotzky shared, “We were in a convoy and we entered a missile ambush. Seconds before the missile was launched I stood up to see the battle area. Half my body was inside the carrier and half outside, and that’s what really saved my life. The missile hit the front of the vehicle and dozens of pieces of shrapnel sliced through my body, but luckily they hit my lower body. My head and chest were not hit… I decided that I wanted to be a doctor during my rehabilitation. I was hospitalized for almost a year…during that time I was amazed by the medical staff, the nurses, the doctors, the physical therapists…everyone who treated me and I wanted to be part of this wonderful world.”
Today, Dr. Lubotzky is part of the team in the Pediatrics Division of Shaare Zedek Medical Center. Please read more about Dr. Lubotzky in this article.