Yossi Gozlan is an active United Hatzalah volunteer and head of the United Hatzalah chapter in Eilat, an Israeli beach city packed with tourists. Yossi has been a volunteer since 2006 and responds to over 40 calls on average per month. He lives with his wife and three children in Eilat and works as a Kashrut supervisor. His family and co-workers are used to seeing him run out at any given moment to rush to save a life. Even though volunteering sometimes results in lost time with their father, Yossi’s children are his biggest source of support..
Recently, Yossi received an alert from United Hatzalah dispatch that a woman needed emergency medical care. When Yossi arrived he recognized the woman as a prominent public figure in Eilat. Her husband asked that only Yossi treat her because he wanted to protect his wife’s privacy. Yossi of course, gave her not only top medical care, but did so in a way that preserved the woman’s dignity. Since then, every time he sees one of her family members, they rush over and thank him for his timely, professional and sensitive care.
Every time Yossi returns home from responding to an emergency, he sees what a positive impact it makes on his children as he wants to teach them the importance of being a contributing member of society. Yossi’s message to his children as well as to those around him is that you never know the impact one small good deed can do and what it can lead.