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Hi,

I was in an accident last Wednesday and my baby and I were attended to by Matt, Uriel, Moshe, Jayden and Josh. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping us and being so kind, caring and attentive. You made a very unpleasant situation just that much easier for me. Sending warm regards and a massive thank you to all of you.


To whom it may concern,

To the exceptional volunteers On Sunday morning 4th March 2012 my husband, XXXXX was involved in a serious cycling accident on the corner of 9th st and 9 av Orange Grove. One of your ambulances responded to a call from a witness to the accident and by the time I arrived at the scene, the respondents were already working on him. A few minutes later a group of Hatzolah cyclists rode past the scene and all of the guys stopped. A number of these cyclists took off their helmets, donned gloves and got stuck in to help where they could. XXXXXX was transferred to Linksfield clinic by Pini Goodman and Davi Hoffman, whose care and expert treatment went beyond all expectations. They did not leave the casualty ward until XXXXX had been properly settled and handed over, a task which took a long time. They were so caring towards me and my family who were obviously very traumatised. I would like to thank these two fine young paramedics who selflessly give of their time and expertise. I would also like to thank Josh Green, Hilly Rubin, Yehudah Hockman, Chaim Sarchi, Levi Singer and Clive Breger who stopped their training session to help. They were riding with many other guys who also stopped and stood back compassionately until XXXXXX had been taken away by ambulance. Miraculously XXXXX suffered no head, brain or spinal injuries. He had surgery on his knee and leg on Sunday evening and has many bruises, abrasions and torn muscles. We are so lucky that his injuries were not worse, although his rehabilitation and recovery is going to take long and will be hard. He is up for the challenge, but obviously quite upset about not riding Argus on Sunday. I have made a donation towards the Hatzolah Argus fundraiser, a cause dear to XXXXX's heart. We as a family cannot begin to express how grateful we are to the entire Hatzolah team for the incredible work done by this organisation. All the best for the upcoming Argus With fondest thanks


Hi Lance,

Thank you so much for the email. I would still like to make a donation. I have 2 other people from Blu Bird wanting to make a donation as well and will endeavour to get as many as I can, as the commitment I saw today is absolutely something to admired.

You guys are nothing less than 1000% brilliant and what you do makes me wish I wasn't Lebanese but Jewish ;-) A community that has always and will always be the chosen nation - so tightly knit and so supportive of each other.

Thank you and your guys for your impeccable, generous and kind services today and I can only imagine it's the same every day of the year!

You will all surely be blessed.

Please send your banking details at your earliest convenience!

Warmest regards,


To whom it may concern,

My wife & I flew up to JHB to help celebrate my grandson's Barmitzah .We stayed with my sister-in-law near the HOD. On the Thursday night 26th Jan 2012 all was well and I went to sleep .At about 2am I woke up the chest pains. I knew at once I was having a heart attack!! We were upstairs and so I woke my wife to phone Hatzolah. She called my sister-in law who made the call. It was only a few minutes when Yehuda was at my side. He made a call and soon the doctor was taking a ECG. They were calm and helped me feel I was in the best of hands. The ECG was e-mailed to the cardiologist. He made arrangements to admit me to Linksfield Hospital. The Hatzolah team then carried me down the steps into the ambulance and off we drove to hospital. On arrival we went directly to ICU where the cardiologist was waiting I must thank Hatzolah for the wonderful service the care and medical care. The quick response saved my life!!! Because of the quick medical care my heart suffered no muscle damage and after a stent was put in place I made a quick recovery. Once again a million thanks!!!!!!. PS I am making a donation. A million rands is what you deserve but as that is impossible for me I will give what I can.


Dear Friends,

It is with immeasurable appreciation that is impossible for us to adequately express, that we say THANK YOU – THANK YOU and THANK YOU again to you - the magnificent people of Hatzolah Medical Rescue.On Tuesday 31st January 2012, our Mom – xxxxx, was encountering shortness of breath and as she was in a state of virtual "collapse” we immediately contacted your good-selves. As always Hatzolah responded with their renowned speed, efficiency and skill. Under the phenomenal leadership of Shaun, they began working on our Mom. Unfortunately despite the wonderful efforts of the Hatzolah team, our Mom passed away at +/- 10h20 on 31st January. Mom had a long history (over 40 years) of multi-dimensional serious health problems. We, her children believe however that her passing away was based on the far more profound reasoning of Mom’s quest to join our darling Dad who had passed away 32 days previously - on 30 December 2011, our parents having shared 65 years of blissful marriage. There are no words that can adequately express our admiration of, thanks to and awe for the people of Hatzolah – backroom and front-end alike who allow us, the extended community, to live knowing that we have access to an incomparable service to support us in times of need. As a very small measure of our appreciation we have made an EFT transfer (as below) into your bank account today


To whom it may concern
My letter of thanks is unfortunately long overdue . . . .

On the afternoon of January 26th this year my daughter, XXXX, had an accident at school (Linksfield Primary). One of the parents called Hatzolah for assistance. Within minutes Hatzolah paramedics, together with an ambulance arrived at the school to assist. The professionalism, kindness and gentle care that the Hatzolah paramedics treated my daughter with was absolutely astounding. They never once moved their focus from my daughter and kept her calm and unafraid with constant reassurance (and blown-up surgical gloves) . . . . from the school sports field right until the doctor in Casualty came to attend to her.

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude and thanks, in particular, to two unforgettable paramedics, and above all, two warm, sincere, giving human beings . . . . Yudi Singer and Tzvi Grossnass. I hope this e-mail will reach them. They need to know how much they are appreciated and what an invaluable service they provide to the community. I was pleasantly surprised to realise that Hatzolah reaches out a helping hand to those of us outside of the Jewish community . . . . Thank you!

Yudi and Tzvi . . . . . XXXX and I will always be grateful and have fond memories of your overwhelming warmth and kindness. Take care and God bless.

In closing, could you please forward me your banking details as we would very much like to make a donation to Hatzolah.


ATTENTION: LEVI SINGER
Dear Mr Singer,

I am XXX XXXXX. You saved my life on Monday morning the 7th April, by getting me so very quickly to ICU at the Morningside clinic.

I am sure that you will be happy to hear that I am 100% back to normal and am already sitting in the office working with my secretary as usual. I am still on oxygen at night until next Wednesday, but otherwise I am fully recovered.

With very, very many thanks for your efficient and kind medical assistance, without which I would now not be here.


My name is XXXX XXXX.

On Tuesday night my wife who is 38 weeks pregnant had problems breathing due to a cracked rib. She woke up at about midnight in excruciating pain. I called Hatzolah and within 15 minutes that were at my townhouse with an ambulance and a doctor and took her to Sunninghill Hospital. They were unbelievably compassionate and professional.
I am so grateful to these special human beings for their dedication to helping people and proud of what they do for the Jewish way of life in this country where we lack such an important service.

Once again thank you to the guys that helped us.

Yours Sincerely


To whom it may concern

My husband and I are making a donation to Hatzolah in order to show our extreme gratitude for the most outstanding job in saving my Dad’s life.

On the 18th March 2015 my Dad choked on a piece of apple. He started coughing, fitting and frothing at the mouth. And then he collapsed. My Mom immediately phoned Hatzolah who were there within a few minutes. Your three “angels” Alon Crouse, Gavin Harris and Menachem Hockman, worked on my Dad for about 15 minutes until they miraculously managed to resuscitate him. They then transferred him to Linksfield Clinic. He was in ICU for a few days with pneumonia and has since come home where he has BARUCH HASHEM, made a complete recovery.

It was not just that Alon, Gavin & Menachem did their job with unbelievable speed, alacrity and efficiency, but also that they did it with so much care, compassion and humility at every point of the procedure.

Thank you Hatzolah and you Alon, Gavin & Menachem. I have no doubt that you all have a very special place in Shamayim after 120 years.

Best Regards
Having the privilege to be a part of this unbelievable organisation, in my short time, I have seen some desperate moments, focused individuals and both good and bad outcomes in what are usually moments of panic.

Last night was different. When we got to the overdose call last night, following my training, I proceeded to deal with the scene as usual. Kevin, on the other hand, was one step ahead. The patient to whom we were called has very obvious underlying and untreated signs of depression.

The way Kevin cared for her, motivated her and did the same for her extended family was awe inspiring. There were moments, while driving, that what he said and how he said it, brought tears to my eyes.

On arrival at the hospital, our patient was not unloaded immediately. Kevin sat in the back of the ambulance chatting to her about hope, about life and options for support. As if she was chatting to a lifelong friend, she agreed to get help. According to the family, this was not such an easy task.

While I know this mail may not be too conventional where one responder compliments another in a mail to the organisation, the people who we serve have to opportunity to do so so I wanted the same.

If there is an appropriate person, please pass this on. If not, we should all be proud of where his 14 years in the organisation has got him.Last night, I saw my friend Kevin save a life.


Dear David

On the 4 April 2015, and not withstanding it being Shabbat and Pesach a number of your members responded to an emergency call out at xxxxx xxx Victory Park.

My mother in law (xxxxxx) had a heart attack and had stopped breathing.

I was with xxxxxx when your members arrived on scene.

They calmly, efficiently and immediately took control of the situation and tried whatever they could to resuscitate xxxxxx.

I found them to be professional, knowledgeable and absolutely dedicated to their profession. I further found them to be respectful and compassionate when advising the family that there was nothing more that they could do.

I wish to commend you on your members who are an asset to your organisation.Please thank them all from me and the family.

We are very blessed to have an organisation such as Hatzolah.

Kind regards
XXXX XXXXXX


On behalf of Chevrah Kadisha Community Services I would like to express my appreciation for the assistance provided by Hatzolah on 24 November at xx xxxxx xxx, Sunningdale. This intervention resulted in the admission of a mentally ill person to Helen Joseph Hospital for assessment.

The responders conducted themselves professionally and sensitively under very difficult circumstances and should be commended on their conduct and commitment to the patient and family members concerned. The people involved contained the patient who was hostile and violent at the time and were supportive of the family throughout the process making a difficult situation more manageable.

Thank you to Yudi and his team from Hatzolah

I believe that the Jewish Community is privileged to have organisations and individuals that are dedicated to service to the community.

I wish you and your teams a safe and happy holiday period.

Many thanks and kind regards


To whom it may concern

My husband and I are making a donation to Hatzolah in order to show our extreme gratitude for the most outstanding job in saving my Dad’s life.

On the 18th March 2015 my Dad choked on a piece of apple. He started coughing, fitting and frothing at the mouth. And then he collapsed. My Mom immediately phoned Hatzolah who were there within a few minutes. Your three “angels” Alon Crouse, Gavin Harris and Menachem Hockman, worked on my Dad for about 15 minutes until they miraculously managed to resuscitate him. They then transferred him to Linksfield Clinic. He was in ICU for a few days with pneumonia and has since come home where he has BARUCH HASHEM, made a complete recovery.

It was not just that Alon, Gavin & Menachem did their job with unbelievable speed, alacrity and efficiency, but also that they did it with so much care, compassion and humility at every point of the procedure.

Thank you Hatzolah and you Alon, Gavin & Menachem. I have no doubt that you all have a very special place in Shamayim after 120 years.

Best Regards


To the incredible machine that is Hatzolah,

This morning my husband was writhing in agony from his stomach and we both panicked. I asked if I must call Hatzolah and he responded with a pained and singular: 'Yes!' Within about 2 minutes three medics were in my home providing the most outstanding care.

I've always heard about the incredible job done by responders and today was our unfortunate turn to make that call.

A massive thank you to Netanel Aziz, Baruch Raff and Rael Jankelowitz who saved the day.

You guys are the lifeline of this community!

Warm Regards,


Dear Hatzolah,

I wish I were able to remember each man’s name that came to my rescue on the night of 19th of February 2015, as I was in Anaphylactic shock. I have no words of gratitude for your amazing response, your kindness and your professionalism. Not only did you ensure that I was breathing and stabilised you also ensured I had a doctor taking care of me at the Edenvale Hospital. You also gave me a card to be transported back home with a cab, which I did at 4 am. Who would have thought of that?

Until you receive such service, a person would never know any different.

From the bottom of my heart, to each of you special men. THANK YOU.

With gratitude,


To the entire team, headed up by Matt O'Reilly,

Our gratitude and thanks, will never be enough to you all, helping XXXXXX XXXXXXXShe was in anaphyaltic shock from medication, and you brought her back to life.

What would we do without you angels!!!!!

A million thanks again.

Love XXXX XXXX