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David Afriat

Responder Level: EMT

City: Hadera

About David Afriat

David lives with his wife and child in Hadera and works as a personal aide for the sick and elderly. David is also a student in nursing school. David is passionate about helping others and has been a devoted United Hatzalah volunteer since 2013.  

A few years ago, David had just lit the ceremonial Hanukah candles when he received an alert from the United Hatzalah dispatch; a four month-old baby nearby was suffering from acute breathing problems. Sensing the worst, David ran outside and raced to the address, arriving in less than two minutes! Upon arrival, David was greeted by the baby’s frightened parents who thrust their limp infant into David’s capable hands. The parents begged David to save their baby, as this was their first child after many years of trying to have children. Due to David’s expertise, he immediately recognized that the infant had been born prematurely and was now very weak and hardly breathing. Not wasting a second, David gently and efficiently administered high-flow oxygen to the infant, while the parents cried and prayed for their baby’s life. The baby began to breathe normally and his overall condition dramatically improved as David continued the oxygen flow as well as reassured the parents. The family thanked David for arriving as quickly as he did and told him that his speedy arrival was their own personal Hanukkah miracle.

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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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