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In the Refuah Business

Maier Solomon, as told to C.B. Lieber

Hi, kids, my name is Maier Solomon and I’ve been working as an EMT in Yerushalayim for the past 25 years. At this point, it’s my life, but it wasn’t always like this!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Since my van was parked nearby, I yelled to the parents that I would take their daughter to MADA (Magen David Adom, the local emergency room). We jumped in, and I zoomed. The girl wasn’t breathing the entire way over. Then, just as I entered the MADA parking lot — it felt like six hours later, but it was probably only about three minutes — she suddenly coughed, threw up, and began to breathe again. And so did I. I never wanted to feel that helpless again, so I made it my business to take a basic CPR course. Then I started volunteering on the MADA ambulances. Once I did that, I took the EMT course, followed by still more courses, each of which enhanced my knowledge of first aid. Whenever there was a course given, I took it, and the rest is history. 


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