From sorrow to simcha: Israeli gives birth 23 years after terror attack

"When I was wounded, I did not know what life was awaiting me," Dana said. "I went through a long rehabilitation and today, I know that this is it, I won."

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March 21, 2019 17:15
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Dana and her newborn child

Dana and her newborn child. (photo credit: ICHILOV SPOKESPERSON'S OFFICE)

 
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23 years after Dana was seriously injured in a terrorist attack on Purim, to the day, she gave birth to her son at the same hospital in which she was hospitalized.

Dana was 15 years old when she was heavily injured during a terrorist attack at Dizengoff Center on Ta'anit Ester, 1995. She went to celebrate Purim, but came out in an ambulance headed for Ichilov Hospital. She went through rigorous hospitalization and treatments before gradually being released.

Now at age 37, on the same day that she almost lost her life, Dana has instead brought one into the world at the very same hospital to which she was carted away all those years ago.


"When I was wounded, I did not know what life was awaiting me," Dana said. "I went through a long rehabilitation and today, I know that this is it, I won."

"I am in an insane euphoria from the wonderful gift I received: to bring life the day I almost lost mine," she continued. "I hope that my story will bring hope to those who were also injured, so that they may remember that life goes on and we can go back and have full, good lives. I wish all of the people of Israel a happy Purim from over here in the maternity ward of Ichilov."

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