From Hamodia staff
Jerusalem – A baby girl with a unique birth defect that prevents her from breathing on her own is airlifted from Israel to Florida where she receives treatment to correct her condition.
On Monday afternoon, the United Hatzalah Operations Department received a request from Schneider Children’s Medical Center, Petach Tikvah to transfer a month-old baby girl to Ben Gurion Airport for an emergency medical flight.
The destination was a hospital specializing in respiratory diseases in Miami, Florida. The baby can currently only breathe with the help of a ventilator.
An EMS team consisting of a doctor, a paramedic, and two EMTs had to arrive within two hours to complete the transfer and transfer the child with his parents.
Three volunteers from Modiin responded to the request and undertook the task of carrying a mobile intensive care ambulance and transporting it with Dr. Gensler, who made the request.
Volunteer paramedic Itzik Kala, EMT Adina Raff and ambulance driver Avi Deblinger transported the baby to the airport with all the necessary equipment from Schneider. It took a total of 5 hours, but the baby and parents made it out safely on board, cared for by the onboard medical team.
Avi then said: Our goal is to respond in the shortest possible time and provide our patients with the highest level of care. We all have experience providing medical care in a variety of life-saving missions, so when asked to do so, we didn’t hesitate at all. I hope the baby has a successful surgery and lives a normal life. ”