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Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW)

Giving Back

Rabbi Eitan Muelme was one of the victims of the massacre carried out last year during Morning Prayer at a synagogue in Jerusalem. Eitan was severely injured and rushed to Hadassah Hospital for immediate care.

Eitan spent months in the ICU and underwent rehabilitation. While he has a long road ahead, Eitan is recovering and has re-gained the life that he thought he has lost.

Now, one year after the terror attack that took the lives of four men and left many with both physical and emotional scars, Eitan returns to Hadassah Hospital with one purpose: to give back to the place that saved his life.

Eitan cropWhile Eitan was recovering at the ICU last year, he vowed that should he survive this ordeal, he would come back and return the favour. In the spirit of Chanukah and the holiday season, Eitan dedicated hours to volunteering at Hadassah Hospital as he brings joy to patients and gives back in any way that he can.

Eitan and his family credit his survival to the remarkable care and facilities at Hadassah Hospital. It is the state-of-the-art facilities at Hadassah Hospital, including the recently-opened lower level operating department, established with support of CHW, that are giving patients and their families a true sense of hope.

The lower level operating department houses modern and high-tech operating rooms that enable groundbreaking surgical procedures and have the capacity to function during natural disasters and in times of war. This not only saves lives, but will instill patients with hope and security during their times of need.