Birthright trip saves life

Taglit participant saved at last minute after brain aneurysm
by Yori Yalon
July 24, 2017

Kimberly Winkler, a University of Minnesota student from the Dominican Republic, owes her life to the staff at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. Winkler came to Israel as a participant in the Taglit-Birthright Israel program, but almost died of a brain aneurysm during what was supposed to be a 10-day trip. Towards the end of her trip, she began suffering from severe headaches, and felt so unwell she had to miss the Friday night Shabbat meal…What is certain is that if this happened in our country [the Dominican Republic], she would have not survived.” READ MORE

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