At age 16 months, Yosef* was a regular, adorable baby who was just taking his first steps. Friendly and playful, he had even begun saying a few words: Ima (mom), Abba (dad), bye-bye.
Tragedy struck out of the blue. While at the babysitter, Yosef suddenly stopped breathing. He was brought to the hospital in cardiac arrest, and although he was successfully resuscitated, he remained in a coma for 8 months.
Yosef came out of the coma when he turned 2 years old. However, things would never be the same. Having sustained severe brain damage, Yosef was now completely dependent and suffering from complicated medical conditions.
Faced with this new reality, his family decided that the best home for Yosef would be at ALEH, where he would receive the outstanding care and optimal rehabilitative opportunities to help him develop.