Here is an inspiring video of a soldier, a fresh groom named Aharon Karov, sent to the frontlines of the Gaza war in 2006 a day after his wedding. He was critically injured by a bomb blast during the first days of the war.

“When he was brought in everyone was pessimistic and thought his hours were numbered. The injuries were very bad, but in the end there was no injury to the brain,” Trauma Unit chief at Beilinson, Professor Pierre Zinger, recalled for the press.

Today Aharon is healthy and his recovery has been hailed as nothing short of miraculous, especially in light of early predictions he would not survive at all.

We invite you to watch this video and be inspired by this brave soldier, as we are.