“Today, I know I am a very lucky guy”

Every day, IDF pilot Noam Gershony copes with pain from the injuries he suffered when the Apache helicopter he was flying collided with another helicopter during the Second Lebanon War on July 20, 2006. The accident sent his chopper plummeting to the ground, killed his copilot, and broke almost every bone in his body.

Gershony spent six months rehabilitating at Sheba Medical Center but was determined to return to the sports and activities he loved before his devastating injuries.
In 2012, after six years of hard work, Gershony was rewarded when he received Israel’s first-ever gold medal in the Paralympic Games by capturing the top spot in wheelchair tennis in London.

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