HERO IN NEED

Support this IDF Hero Who Almost Lost His Life.

Sa’ar Axelrod was severely injured fighting in the IDF, leaving him unable to support his pregnant wife and son. Unable to support his family, Sa’ar needs your help.

A Family Changed

The Call to Defend

Before October 7, Sa’ar Axelrod was living an incredible life. Married to Sharon and  father to a beautiful ten-month-old son, he was excitedly awaiting the birth of his daughter.

Living in Ramat Gan and working in high tech in Tel Aviv, Sa’ar and Sharon were just happy to be building their family, appreciating every day they had together as a family.

But that all changed on October 7 when Sa’ar was called up to fight for his family, his country, and his people, leaving life as he knew it behind.

Staying Alive

A Second Chance

Over the next four minutes, while Sa’ar was bleeding out, most of his thoughts were occupied by his son. He wasn’t going to leave him without a father. He wasn’t going to leave his wife to raise two children on her own. 

While he was fighting and struggling to stay alive, he heard a voice. The voice told him he had more to accomplish in this life – that it wasn’t time for him to return to God. The voice told him he was getting a second chance at life. 

That voice kept him alive. 

Long enough that an army officer was able to provide life-saving medical care. To keep Sa’ar calm, he told Sa’ar he only had a little scratch. 

That was an understatement.

While he was fighting and struggling to stay alive, he heard a voice. The voice told him he had more to accomplish in this life.

Scars of a Hero

In reality, Sa’ar was drenched in his own blood. He had shrapnel in his abdomen, multiple broken bones, a skull fracture, and a brain injury. 

He was taken to a hospital near the base and then flown to Rambam Hospital, a larger trauma hospital.

There he underwent life-saving surgeries, including neurosurgery and a laparotomy. Part of his small intestine and shrapnel were removed as the doctors worked to stop the internal and external bleeding.

He also suffered nerve damage in his biceps due to the shrapnel and required a nerve transplant to help repair that muscle.

Sa’ar remains in Tel Hashomer Hospital until today.

Healing Journey

A Father’s Dream

It will take Sa’ar a long time to heal, but he feels lucky to have made progress. Considering the trauma to his body and brain, he’s lucky to be alive and able to speak.

But Sa’ar is not out of the woods. He’s still in the hospital and has a very long road ahead. He has one dream: to return home and be able to lift up his son with both of his hands. 

Sa’ar was gravely injured while protecting us. Our lives continued unchanged after October 7th, but the same can’t be said for him and his family.

Sa'ar has one dream: to return home and be able to lift up his son with both of his hands. 

Life Looks Different

As he recovers from his severe injuries, Sa’ar remains in the hospital, away from his family. 

Since he was injured in February, Sa’ar is no longer able to work and support his family. 

Before the war, Sharon’s husband was a successful executive who worked in high tech. All of a sudden, she is alone,  pregnant, and unsure when her husband will be able to come home. 

Life has knocked this family down. You can help them get back on their feet.

A Hero in Need

Helping His Family

While Sa’ar rehabilitates at Tel Hashomer Hospital, he and his family desperately need your support. His injuries prevent him from providing for his family the way he used to.

Your donations will ensure that Sa’ar and his family have the financial resources needed to navigate this challenging period.

Sa’ar fought for Israel and the free world, and it cost him almost everything. Now he and his family need us.

The Axelrod family are not the only ones in need. Countless injured IDF soldiers need help supporting their families – and they’re turning to you.

Heros in Need

Provide critical support to Sa’ar and other injured soldiers