Hadassah

Teenage Bus Bombing Victim Released from Hadassah Hospital After Two Months

Monday, Jun 6 2016

Eden Dadon, 16, being released from Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

When Eden Dadon, now 16, and her mother, Racheli, got on the No. 12 bus from their home in Talpiot, located in the southern region of Jerusalem, they never anticipated the horrific event that would ensue.

It was 5:45 pm, the week before Passover, and the bus was crowded. They couldn't sit together. Eden went to the back and her mother took a seat closer to the front. They hadn't gone even one stop when a terrorist named Abed al-Hamid Abu Srour, 19, from a middle-class family near Bethlehem, set off a bomb. Abu Srour was a member of the West Bank Unit of Hamas. The bus caught on fire, as did two nearby vehicles.

Abu Srour was in the back of the bus, near Eden, when he detonated the bomb. Out of the 21 people injured, she was the most severely wounded, except for the terrorist who died shortly after the incident. Eden was rushed to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

After initial treatment in the Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine trauma center, she was transferred to the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower intensive care unit. She was on life support for two weeks before staff began scaling back her medication. The joyful news spread first through the hospital and then throughout Israel: Eden woke up and she's communicating with her mother.

"She had complex burns over the upper and lower limbs, as well as her face," said Hadassah Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eyal Hassidim. “She was transferred to the Plastic Surgery Department in the SWD (Sarah Wetsman Davidson) Tower, where she received physiotherapy and occupational therapy for her joints. We hope for a full recovery with total movement."

On June 5, Eden was released from Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem to begin rehab. Her mother, Racheli, who suffered light injures during the attack, was also treated at Hadassah and remained by her daughter's side for the long hospitalization. Last week, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., arranged to get her a bedside manicure.

"You gave us back the gift of her life,” said Racheli. "We can't thank you enough. Thank you, Hadassah."

Comments

No comments yet.
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Friday, Aug 23 2019

First Arab Woman to Head Up Hospital ER in Israel

Hadassah’s Shaden Salameh: First Arab Woman to Head Up Hospital ER in Israel

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Aug 22 2019

Prof. Sigal Sviri: Overcoming the Tough Medical Challenges

Prof. Sigal Sviri is director of the unit at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem where frequently a patient’s organs are failing all at once, and the challenge is to stabilize everything.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Monday, Aug 19 2019

Border Guards and Developing Nations: An Eye Doctor’s Mission

As 1200 Israeli border guards focus their eyes daily on Jerusalem to keep the city safe, headlines abound with reports of their being wounded by terrorists.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Aug 15 2019

Argentinian Neurosurgeon Shares His Love for Working at Hadassah

Many years ago, neurosurgeon Andrés Vargas, born in Tucumán, Argentina, chose to live in Israel and practice medicine at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

READ MORE ›
SUPPORT HADASSAH HOSPITALS

Learn more about the Hadassah Medical Organization.

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More