MDA team surprises an elderly 81-year-old woman for her birthday

May 16, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Diana Prechtman Berger Hadera is taken three times a week from her home in Hadera to hospital for dialysis treatment.

Diana enjoys her ride

Magen David Adom Senior EMT at the dispatch centre Ronit Glula heard from Diana’s granddaughter one day this week was her 81st birthday, and Ronit couldn’t stay indifferent to that fact.

She decided, together with the EMS team, EMTs Rafael Buhadana, May Yevitz and Saadi Bashar who assist Diana on a regular basis, to surprise her this morning (Tuesday) on a very emotional and non-routine ride to the hospital with balloons, decorations and a vase of flowers.

Diana said: “I’m getting into the MDA ambulance as I usually do, and I see it decorated and beautiful for me. I wasn’t expecting this.  And to the ambulance team she said: “I’m happy for the fact you came, but I never imagined you would surprise me like this”.

MDA EMT Rafael Buhadana added: “We decorated the ambulance, sang Diana happy birthday songs, and gave her flowers and a blessing we wrote for her. It was very emotional. I was in many birthing situations and many emotional calls as part of my job, and this has to be one of the most special events that I’ve witnessed. I felt like my grandmother when I make her joyful on her birthday. Other than saving lives, there is a huge fulfilment making someone happy”.


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