The medical miracle, the recovery of the Shomrei Emunim Rebbe Shlita has attracted much attention.
Yisrael Weingarten, the first MDA EMT to arrive on the scene tells about the call, how he found the rebbe in cardiac arrest and began CPR. He spoke of how the rebbe’s spontaneous pulse returned about 30 minutes into CPR at which time he was stabilized and transported to Bikur Cholim Hospital.
The next day Weingarten began hearing rumors of the “medical miracle”, admitting he was skeptical, realizing even if the rebbe was alive many do not return without neurological deficits. He decided to make a trip to Bikur Cholim and see for himself.
“I got there and I simply witnessed the medical miracle. A man who was pulseless was alive and alert the very next day, propped up in bed. There is no explanation other than a miracle”.
Weingarten entered the room and extended his hand to the rebbe, asking “Does the rebbe remember me perhaps?”
The rebbe responded, “Of course I remember you. I saw you, all of it. I saw you pressing on my chest – all of the CPR as if I was above looking down”.
“The rav recognized me as if he was awake during the entire call during the CPR. He seems to have seen everything that went on. I am simply shocked” concluded Weingarten.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)