For Some Wounded Ukrainian Soldiers, the Road to Recovery Runs through Israel

(Tablet) Hillel Kuttler - Aleksander, 38, and Piotr, 53, roommates in the rehabilitation wing of Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, are Ukrainian soldiers recuperating from catastrophic battle injuries sustained in Russian attacks. The war in Ukraine reduced Aleksander and Piotr to one leg between them. In late January they will have completed physical therapy, been fitted for prosthetics, and will head home wearing the devices. Israel - having, by unfortunate necessity, acquired expertise in treating thousands of its own soldiers and civilians maimed by wars and terrorism - is getting Ukraine's warriors quite literally back on their feet with cutting-edge prosthetics, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Aleksander and Piotr are among the 20 Ukrainian soldiers, all recent amputees, whom Israel's Ministry of Health is committed to assisting.

2023-01-05 00:00:00

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