Last month, in the midst of the Maccabiah events in Netanya and during a match against the Colombian team - the player of the Australian soccer team collapsed.
The MDA team - emergency medical medics Shovel Katsin and Yitzhak Peretz who medically secured the game, noticed the commotion in the grass area and rushed in the soccer player's direction, they noticed that he had suffered a cardiac arrest and they had to act quickly and rushed an intensive care vehicle to the scene.
At the same time Shovel and Isaac began performing CPR using a defibrillator.
They gave the Australian player two electric shocks - and his heart started beating again.
When the team of the intensive care unit arrived - paramedics Israel Dehari, Orian Luktz and Tomer Kohlberg, the footballer had already regained consciousness.
The paramedics in the intensive care unit evacuated him to Laniado Hospital while asking the staff in the catheterization room to prepare for their arrival.
The Australian football player was lying in the car while conscious, communicating with the team - and discovering that he got his life back.
On the way to the catheterization room, the paramedics promised that they would see each other again.
This week - the MDA team and the player of the Australian team and his wife met for an exciting closing ceremony during which he gave them official shirts of the Maccabiah events.
During the meeting, the Australian footballer said: "I don't remember what happened but they told me minute by minute how I got to receive my life for the second time in the middle of a football field. You brought me back to life and we will always be connected. The biggest thank you is to all of you, you are amazing and thank you very much to you."
An emergency medicine medic at MDA Shuval an officer: "After he collapsed, we ran towards him with all the equipment.
We saw a serious commotion all around, and while we are trying to understand what is happening, we already enter CPR and realize that it is a cardiac arrest.
We hooked him up to a defibrillator in seconds.
He received a first shock and a second shock and suddenly woke up and regained consciousness, and it was amazing."
MDA paramedic Orian Loktz: "I am so excited to see you here today standing on your feet.
I remember the worry you had in the intensive care unit that your family almost lost you.
And today, when you are here in Israel with your wife, and the children at home in Australia are waiting for you - this is what gives us, the paramedic team that treated you, the strength to continue saving lives.
I must point out to the Maccabiah management that even though the procedures did not require the placement of an MDA team on the field - they chose to be more strict and invited us to medically secure the game, a decision that undoubtedly saved your life. We all look forward to meeting you at the next Maccabiah in 4 years on the field." .
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