Boys Town Jerusalem’s first – and hopefully only – student to contract the coronavirus is now hospitalised and experiencing severe breathing difficulty. Ironically, Boys Town was the place where Micah* had finally begun to breathe easier after having faced painful hardships on his own for so long. Now the school is fighting to help him survive.
As the coronavirus spreads, the ambulances careening through the empty streets of Jerusalem-under-lockdown have become a familiar sight. For Boys Town Jerusalem senior Daniel Yemini, a newly-licensed medic working ongoing 8-hour ambulance shifts, the fierce crisis has transformed his volunteer work with Magen David Adom (Israeli Red Cross) from a passion to an urgent, lifesaving mission.