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From Sorrow to Simcha

Terror victim holding her newborn child (Photo: Ichilov Spokesperson's Office)

23 years ago, a 15-year-old Israeli girl named Dana was seriously injured in a terror attack carried out on Purim. But now, writes The Jerusalem Post's Tamar Beeri, Dana has not only miraculously recovered, but she has given birth to a Purim miracle of her own at the very same hospital where he life was saved:

Dana was 15 years old when she was heavily injured during a terrorist attack at Dizengoff Center on Ta'anit Ester, 1995. She went to celebrate Purim, but came out in an ambulance headed for Ichilov Hospital. She went through rigorous hospitalization and treatments before gradually being released.

Now at age 37, on the same day that she almost lost her life, Dana has instead brought one into the world at the very same hospital to which she was carted away all those years ago.

"When I was wounded, I did not know what life was awaiting me," Dana said. "I went through a long rehabilitation and today, I know that this is it, I won."

"I am in an insane euphoria from the wonderful gift I received: to bring life the day I almost lost mine," she continued. "I hope that my story will bring hope to those who were also injured, so that they may remember that life goes on and we can go back and have full, good lives. I wish all of the people of Israel a happy Purim from over here in the maternity ward of Ichilov."

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