Four years ago a terrorist stabbed Nirit in a grocery store in Gush Etzion and she arrived at Shaare Zedek with the knife positioned mere milometers away from her spine. Since then, every year, on the anniversary of her stabbing, she comes to Shaare Zedek to distribute gifts to patients and to thank the medical staff.
This year Dr. Ofer Merin, the Director General of Shaare Zedek, joined Nirit for her visit. Dr. Merin was the Head of our Trauma Unit at the time when Nirit was admitted to Shaare Zedek after being stabbed. Prof. Merin shared, “This is one of terrorist attacks that I most remember…The injury from the knife was millimeters away from the spinal cord, and we were very worried that the spinal cord would be harmed. Thanks to the incredible work of our Spinal Unit Headed by Dr. Barzilai, we managed to remove the knife without damage to the spinal cord.”
Nirit, we wish you many years of good health and of helping and giving to others!
Please read this article (in Hebrew) for additional details.