Last week, Paratrooper Oron Ronen’s sunny, single room in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower was full of candy, fruit, and small electric appliances. These were all gifts for the wounded soldier, who was injured in Israel’s latest defense mission, Operation Protective Edge. After two weeks at Hadassah, he was finally ready to go home.

Oron had been in a fire fight with a group of terrorists in Gaza when he felt something hit him, but he kept on fighting. It was only later that he noticed all the blood. “The adrenaline must do it,” said Oron.

When Oron arrived at Hadassah, he had a bullet hole in his shoulder and a nasty wound. “In my opinion,” commented Oron’s Dad, Ziv Ronen, “this hospital is number one in the country.”  Mr. Ronen is an agronomist, who lives in the northern town of Kfar Yehezekel. “I’ve been to hospitals all around the country and nothing compares,” he said.

“We’re leaving with the phone number of Prof. Iri Liebergall (head of Orthopedics) in my pocket,” Mr. Ronen added. “Prof. Libergall says, ‘Call me Iri.’ What could be better than that?”

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