Raphael Asulai, 20 years old, was having an incredible year. He made aliyah to Israel from France, he got engaged to the girls of his dreams and he was looking forward to his wedding. Ten days before his wedding, Raphael was hit by a car and suffered an injury to his head. He and his family were very nervous. Would he survive? Would he make it to his wedding?
Raphael remembered when he was hit by the car, “I was blown several meters forward…everything I had with me scattered across the street. A Magen David Adom ambulance came and rushed me to Shaare Zedek. I was conscious and I had strong pains in my spine.”
When he arrived at Shaare Zedek, the staff suspected a head injury and a CT confirmed that he had intracranial bleeding that was life threatening. Dr. David Hazon a Senior Neurosurgeon at Shaare Zedek explained, “Once we saw the CT, we decided to operate in order to drain the bleeding in his head.”
Raphael and his family were very nervous that he would not be able to make it to his wedding. There were a couple of days of uncertainty. However, he not only made it to his wedding, he was able to dance and was glowing with happiness.
Dr. Hazon was invited to the wedding shared, “It is wonderful to see someone who, nine days ago, we were not even sure he would survive and now, here he is, walking to his chupah on his own two feet.”
Mazel tov to Raphael, his bride and the entire family