Nurse Josiann Shoshani hugs 80yr old Avraham Rosenberg 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
On her way home a week ago, Emek Medical Center neonatal department nurse
Josiann Shoshani saved a man’s life. On Sunday, she visited him in the Afula
hospital’s cardiology department and hugged the 80-year-old, who was already
fully conscious and doing well.
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The incident occurred when Shoshani
arrived at her regular bus stop and saw an elderly man lying on the ground. She
rushed toward him, asked bystanders what had happened and was told that he had
As she saw he was turning blue and had no pulse, she
bent over him without a second thought and performed mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation; one of the passersby helped her.
When a Magen David Adom
ambulance arrived, paramedics treated him and rushed him to Emek’s
catheterization room in serious condition.
The man, Avraham Rosenberg of
Upper Nazareth, was treated in the cardiology department for a week, and when he
regained consciousness, he asked to see the woman who had saved his life. Told
that she was an Emek nurse, he asked the staff and his family to bring her in so
he could thank her personally.
The encounter was very emotional, said
observers, with a lot of hugging.
Shoshani said that while she was used
to working with tiny babies, she regularly underwent hospital refresher courses
in resuscitation for adults as well. She said she was glad to have been “in the
right place at the right time.”