“Beit Halochem gave me so much; it enabled me to learn a lot about myself. I was surrounded by people just like me, disabled and wounded … it is so important to be in such a warm and embracing environment, where I am understood.”
In 1996, at the Erez Checkpoint, a Channel 2 news crew climbed a tower to broadcast the riots which had erupted on the outskirts of Gaza. Palestinians opened fire on the news crew.
Menny Guy, a combat medic, didn’t hesitate for one moment. He heroically climbed to the top of the exposed tower to assist the injured. Menny removed his protective ceramic vest and wrapped it around a wounded cameraman, thereby saving his life. In the midst of doing this, Menny was shot in the shoulder and the back, leaving him paralyzed.
Menny was told he probably would not walk again, but he never gave up. His strong determination, along with the rehabilitation he received at Beit Halochem, enabled him to leave his wheelchair.
Menny came to Beit Halochem Tel Aviv as often as five times a week.“Beit Halochem gave me so much; it enabled me to learn a lot about myself. I was surrounded by people just like me, disabled and wounded … it is so important to be in such a warm and embracing environment, where I am understood. The professional staff here knows what’s best for me. Table tennis, swimming and working out at the Fitness Hall keep me healthy. I don’t feel different from anyone else.”
Beit Halochem Centres in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Nahariya and Beer Sheva offer a broad array of specialized therapies, sports programs, cultural and social activities enabling our 51,000 wounded heroes to return to meaningful and productive lives.
Beit Halochem Canada is committed to caring for those who have been permanently disabled as a result of being wounded in the line of duty, as well as victims of terror.