A young three-week-old girl was seriously injured as her family was racing to safety when air raid sirens went off in Sderot.
“As her mother carried her to a shelter, she fell from her arms and suffered a serious head injury,” said Yaakov Bar Yochai, the Assistant Head of Hatzalah of Sderot. “With the help of a volunteer Hatzalah paramedic, first aid was administered and she was transferred to Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheva in critical condition.”
Deputy Mayor Elad Kalimi and Deputy Director of Social Services Yigal Levy spent time with the family in their home, and called social workers to visit the home as well. In addition, the Director of Psychological-Educational Services Yaffit Chasan updated the situation that there were other siblings in the home at the time.
The hospital released an update this morning that the condition of the child is improved and stable, with the mother at the child’s side.
The municipal representatives will visit once again during the day to check on the condition of the family. “We wish the mother and child a speedy and complete recovery,” a spokesman for the city of Sderot said.