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Aryeh Zechariah

Responder Level: EMT

City: Netanya

About Aryeh Zechariah

Aryeh works as an accountant and lives with his wife and three children in Netanya.  For the past eight years, he has been adeptly juggling his work and family responsibilities as he races to medical emergencies on a daily basis.  He admits that his schedule sometimes seems a bit “crazy,” but his family and co-workers nevertheless appreciate the amazing life saving work that he does.

The following incident clearly illustrates this point.  Aryeh was in an office meeting when he received an urgent dispatch regarding an unconscious man in his building.  He quickly excused himself and dashed out of the meeting.  Within seconds, he had located the man and was kneeling by his side.  The unconscious man was exhibiting agonal breaths and the experienced medic quickly began CPR on the pulseless body. The intense chest compressions combined with defibrillator shocks had the desired effect. The man’s heartbeat returned and he was rushed to the hospital in serious but stable condition.  The patient had a complete recovery and returned to his normal routine, with one exception.  He stopped running in the marathon and instead began competing in the Iron Man Triathlon.  A mighty successful recovery by anyone’s standards.

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Breakdown of Expenses

Blood Pressure Cuff

$36

Child Resuscitation Kit

$180

Oxygen Kit

$360

Defibrillator

$2,500

Trauma Medical Kit

$5,000

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