Leizer Galperin, aged 7, of Kiryat Malachi who was very badly burned in a tragic house fire two years ago, was BH finally discharged from an American hospital two weeks ago. Now he is able to walk again – with a pair of prosthetic legs.
This week, the Galperin family will hopefully return home to Kiryat Malachi – this time for good.
Leizer sustained third-degree burns in the house fire, and the doctors in Israel recommended that he should receive treatment in the United States. There, the doctors needed to amputate both of his legs and some of the fingers on his left hand.
The family was supposed to return to Israel several months ago, but this was delayed due to medical setbacks. Leizer’s father told the Yediot Darom newspaper, “Leizer is very happy, and we all feel it. They needed to help him to adjust to the prostheses, but the operation was not as successful as we had hoped. Therefore, we had to stay longer.”
The hospital covered the cost of the prostheses to the tune of $4,000. His father described the improvement in Leizer’s situation: “Leizer finally feels like a person again. It has given him such a good feeling. Until now, my wife and I had to carry him everywhere, and it was also very difficult for us.”
Last Tuesday, Leizer underwent the final operation on his face, and as part of his rehabilitation, various ointments have to be applied to his body twice a day in order to vitalize his many skin grafts.
(SOURCE & PHOTO: COL.ORG.IL)