CEO of United Hatzalah Eli Beer was released from the Miami hospital where he was treated for weeks after he fell ill with the corona virus and put into an induced coma as part of the treatment.
Beer will return to his home in Israel on a private plane belonging to the philanthropists Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson and is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Tuesday.
“We’re really excited, it’s hard to describe the feeling,” Eli’s wife Gitty told Yisrael Hayom. “We haven’t seen him in four months because his last trip was especially long – he was in Turkey, Washington, England and other places. It’s simply been a nightmare.”
“There were days that they told me that his condition is extremely serious. Every day we saw the number of fatalities in the newspaper and it was very scary. We’re a very optimistic family so we continued to hope and daven. At the same time, we’re all paramedics so we continued operating in the field, helping people.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he is “glad to hear of United Hatazalah founder Eli Beer’s recovery from coronavirus and his return to Israel.”
Netanyahu welcomed him back and thanked all those who volunteer in United Hatazlah “who are busy (working) around the clock saving lives.”
Communal Send Off in Miami
The energy, excitement, and love was palpable!!!! So excited to have accompanied our friend Eli Beer Hatzalah on his journey from Miami…safe travels 🧡