Story by: Barbara Sofer, Israel Director of Public Relations
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America
Here’s a new Hadassah miracle story.
35 year-old Leah-Sara Binyimini was living with her husband and three children in Beit Shemesh, a city near Jerusalem, where they also own a retail clothing shop. In the summer of 2014, she went to work as usual, but got the worst headache of her life, so bad that she collapsed and was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem, where a CT scan revealed that she had cerebral hemorrhage from two aneurysms.
Neurosurgeon and Department Head, Prof. Jose Cohen operated on her, and she made a remarkable recovery. But a few days after returning home, she lost consciousness. A third aneurysm was discovered. Even one aneurysm is life-threatening. Prof. Cohen fixed that one, too. Said Binyimini, “Prof. Cohen, who insists I call him Jose, made me feel confident. I felt as if God Above was guiding his hands.”
She confided in him that she’d always hoped to have another baby and supposed she would have to forgo it. “To my shock, Prof. Cohen told me to go ahead and get pregnant. I was in touch with him throughout the pregnancy.” And because Binyimini believes in miracles, and because her baby Shira has just turned one. “He saved my life twice and gave me the life of Shira,” said Binyamini. “We owe him and Hadassah so much. She’s brought so much light to our lives.”