Fidf & Aa Present Noam Gershony: From Fighter Pilot To Gold Medalist

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Fidf & Aa Present Noam Gershony: From Fighter Pilot To Gold Medalist

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From Fighter Pilot to Gold Medalist When his Apache helicopter crashed during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, doctors did not believe Noam Gershony would survive. During the Summer of 2012, he won tennis gold at the Paralympic Games. Nine years ago, Noam Gershony served as an IDF Apache helicopter pilot during the 2nd Lebanon War. Noam was severely injured in an operation that brought two helicopters down. Thanks to the initial work of the IDF’s rescue unit - Battalion 669, the doctors and Noam’s positive attitude, he not only survived, but now serves as an inspiration for Israelis and Jews around the world. Noam is a symbol of hope, determination and triumph. He tells the story of how he slowly came back to life, to play tennis, ski and to ride a bike. In September 2012 Noam won his gold medal in wheelchair tennis and inspired millions around the world. Noam joined Beit Halochem Sport Centre for disabled veterans in 2007 and started playing wheelchair tennis and surfing. Besides his sports career, Gershony volunteers at "Makom Acher", a hostel for at-risk youth in Tel Aviv, and teaches mathematics to teenagers. Guest Speaker* Sergeant Eran Paratroopers Brigade - Battalion 202 Atlanta Lone Soldier IDF Veteran, Operation Protective Edge Former SGA President, Georgia Tech *Scheduled to Appear, Pending IDF Approval This event is Complimentary Open to the Pro-Israel Community of Metro Atlanta Due to Security Purposes, an Advanced RSVP is Required

By: Friends of the IDF - Southeast Region

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