Saving Gabriel Lesnik – A Slovenian baby born with complex heart defects
Throughout life, there is always a time when you need support from people who care. I believe that the best support system comes from family – our brothers, sisters, children, etc… That’s one of the main reasons why Petra and I decided to have another child. That child is our son, Gabriel.
The ICU staff was absolutely amazing. They were professional and confident, and they reacted with lightning speed, knowing what to do at every moment. I’ll always remember them! I promised that one day, our son Gabriel will visit them as a tourist to Israel. I want him to meet all of these good people who saved his life.
Rimma, our personal medical coordinator at Sheba, infused her special kindness and support into our experience constantly, coordinating everything perfectly and always saying the right words at the right time. We send a big thanks to her!
Finally, I have been meeting people here in Slovenia with children who have similar heart conditions. With no hesitation, I tell them – Israel is where you need to go! Even though it’s far away, no distance is too great to travel when it comes to saving your child’s life.
Along with all of the support I received in Israel, I must also thank Gabriel’s mom, Petra, and my first son, Lovro, who were a powerful source of energy and mental reassurance that helped me to overcome Gabriel’s trial. I love you all!