Photo: Hila Spak
Antonia Boegner
Photo: Hila Spak
Photo: Hila Spak
Haneen Hajo
Photo: Hila Spak
Eberhart Boegner
Photo: Hila Spak

Organ recipients get life back

(Video) When German journalist Antonia Boegner died in a car accident in Israel, her family decided to donate her organs. Watch emotional meeting between her brother and organ recipients at Sheba Medical Center

VIDEO - Antonia Boegner, a German journalist who worked in Israel, was killed about two months ago in a car accident. Her family decided to donate her organs, saving the lives of two patients: Haneen Hajo, an Arab-Israeli woman who received two lungs, and Leonid Feldman, a Russian Israeli who was given a liver.


The organ recipients recently met Antonia's brother, Eberhart Boegner, at the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, where the operations took place. Boegner came to Israel especially to meet Hajo and Feldman.



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"We decided to do organ donations because out of such a tragic situation, out of such a loss… In that moment you win some positivity… knowing that Antonia is still with us," he said.


Upon meeting Eberhart, Hajo could not hide her emotions. She came to the meeting with her family who did not know how to thank Antonia's brother. "She feels that someone has given her a life," said Halil Hajo, Haneen's uncle. "She doesn’t know what she can give back. She feels that she has to give something back to the family, to the people who donated organs to her, but she doesn’t know what."


Feldman, who was unable to make it to the meeting, spoke to Boegner by phone. "I thank all your family. This is my life and I don’t know what more I can say. You gave everything to me, to my children and to my family," he said.


At the end of the meeting, Boegner concluded, "Antonia was about to decide on whether to permanently settle in Israel. In a way, this is what she is doing now."



פרסום ראשון: 10.02.11, 09:43
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