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February 26, 2018 4:34 pm

Israeli Man Who Received Heart Transplant From IDF Soldier Killed in Road Accident: I Got My Life Back

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“I got my life back,” Nissim Cohen — who last week received the heart of an IDF soldier killed in a highway accident — told the Hebrew news site Walla in an interview published on Monday.

Cohen was one of six individuals to receive organs from 23-year-old Staff Sergeant Shilo Siman Tov — who was among the three IDF soldiers who died as a result of a Feb. 13 collision on Highway 6 near the Nitzanei Oz interchange.

“I was at synagogue when my wife called to tell me a heart donor had been found for me,” Cohen recalled from his bed at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer. “With his death, Shilo saved my life.”

“We had been waiting for this heart for almost three years,” Cohen’s son, Ofir said. “We thank the family of Shilo Siman Tov, and we wish them only happiness, and no more sorrow.”

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