Hatzoloh of Rockland Delivers Mid-Air Medical Assistance on Flight from Morocco
by M.C. Millman
After making the most of Morocco with a Plan-it-Rite tour that began Tuesday, January 31, with a group of sixty Yidden, one of the passengers suffered from a medical episode on the flight home to New York.
Fortunately, Heshy Leifer, a Hatzoloh of Rockland paramedic and fellow member of the Zevhill Monsey shul that was taking the tour, was able to assist the unconscious passenger in avoiding an emergency landing.
"It was a gevadiga kiddush Hashem," shares Yisroel Elek, with Plan-it-Rite, who was on the flight following the successful trip. "Thanks to Mr. Leifer, everything was under control, and we were able to avoid an emergency landing."
"This kind of thing happens all the time," Rabbi Yosef C. Golding, Hatzoloh of Rockland's Executive Director, shares with Rockland Daily. "What about the fact that many Hatzoloh members ran out of their warm Shabbos homes many times over this past Friday night into zero-degree weather? Why isn't that reported as "news"? This is what Hatzoloh does. On the ground or in the air - we save lives every single day wherever we go."