Saturday, November 2, 2013

Profiles in courage: Aharon Karov

Guest post by Emunah

In 2009, Aharon Karov, a 22 year old soldier in the Israeli Paratrooper Brigade 890  reported for duty during operation Cast Lead,   just 12 hours after his wedding to Tzivia

During the fighting in Gaza, Aharon and his squad entered a house in Gaza that had been booby trapped.   The explosion blew off the left side of his face. His body was shattered by over 500 pieces of shrapnel.

Critically wounded, he was evacuated by helicopter and flown to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tivkah. Over the course of the next day,  he had 6 operations.  All of Israel watched and prayed as Aharon fought for his life

His survival is a testament to the skill and commitment of his doctors, and to his own resilience and spirit.

Photo from YNET

Aharon has done more than merely survive. He has thrived.

Tomorrow Aharon Karov will be running in the 2013  New York City Marathon.

Am Yisroel Chai

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