David works as a school administrator and lives with his wife and two children in Holon. His introduction to lifesaving came during his national service when he served as a junior medic on an ambulance crew. After getting a taste of the satisfaction that comes with saving lives, David knew he wanted to make emergency medical response a part of his life. He later upgraded his skills by becoming an EMT and has been volunteering with United Hatzalah for over five years. David regularly races to medical emergencies both day and night, near and far.
One day, one of David’s neighbours had just woken up his children to go to school and was readying himself to go to work. A few minutes later, one of his children got up and saw their father sprawled on the floor. Panicked screams erupted from the child and one of the older siblings dialed United Hatzalah. David received the alert from United Hatzalah dispatch and sprinted to the building next door, arriving at the man’s home in 20 seconds! The experienced medic immediately began CPR on the pulseless man, while radioing for additional help. Other forces arrived and the team fought for the man’s life as his children watched from the side. Thankfully, they successfully restored the man’s pulse and he later fully recovered. Instead of witnessing their father die, these children witnessed their father being saved.
David bumps into his neighbour often, and each time he does, he is motivated anew by the wonderful feeling and satisfaction that comes from saving a life and keeping a family whole.