Gross Brothers Out of Danger


Yitzchak and Michael Gross, the boys who were critically ill after a tragic poisoning in Yerushalayim two weeks ago, were declared out of danger at the end of the week.

Both boys showed dramatic improvement in the past few days, and were able to talk freely with their parents and staff at Schneider Medical Center in Petach Tikva.

Michael Gross, 7, was taken off the ECMO machine, which reproduces heart and lung functions, on Thursday, following his 5-year-old brother Yitzchak earlier in the week.

“The moment he woke up, Michael recalled the parashas hashavuah he was learning” before all this happened, said Dr. Einat Birk, the director of the heart center at Schneider.

“The children are talking and asking for toys and candies,” she said, adding the entire hospital has been moved by the experience of their hospitalization and recovery.

Doctors at Schneider assess their condition and decide later this week if they will be well enough to be allowed to return home.

Their father, Harav Shimon Gross, said, “We witnessed a miracle when their hearts started to beat again.”

“I want to thank Hakadosh  Baruch Hu, and the good emissaries at Schneider for all they haved done, and I ask everyone to continue davening so that we will see them on their feet again.”

Their names are Raphael Yitzchak Isaac ben Michal, and Chaim Michael Shlomo ben Michal.