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Sharon Slater

Responder Level: EMT

City: Nof Ayalon

About Sharon Slater

Sharon works as a clinical psychologist and lives with her husband and 5 children in Nof Ayalon.  Her impetus to become a medical emergency responder came about due to a tragic incident.  A toddler of a family friend passed away after she choked on a grape and no one knew what to do.  Sharon realized that as a mother with a growing family, she also would not know what to do.  The next day she signed up for a course for an EMT course and began her second “career” as a lifesaver.  Sharon has been involved with United Hatzalah since its inception and has treated countless individuals involving the full spectrum of medical emergencies.  Juggling her work, familial and lifesaving responsibilities is a delicate balancing act, but with the full support of her family, this most talented and versatile individual succeeds with flying colors. 

The following unique story is one involving lifesaving and “life building”.  It was 1:00 AM when a 17 year-old driver took a turn too fast and flipped his car.  The impact ruptured the gas tank, leaving him suspended upside down in his seat belt and drowning in a large and dangerous puddle of fuel. A young United Hatzalah volunteer named Moshe was first on scene, shortly followed by Sharon.  As Sharon pulled up, she saw Moshe jump into the upside down car, cut the boy out of his seatbelt, extricate him from the vehicle and began to treat his serious injuries.  Sharon assisted Moshe with the critical on-site care and then the teen was rushed to the nearest trauma center

Sharon was so impressed with Moshe’s cool, committed and professional performance that she introduced the brave eligible bachelor to her niece. The rest, as they say, is history.  In the words of Eli Beer “This couple was married by accident!”

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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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