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  9/27/2012, Tishrei 11, 5773

Report: Burgas Victim on his Feet for the First Time


Daniel Fahima, who was near death following July's suicide bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria, got on his feet and started walking, two days ago, according a doctor at the Sheba Medical Center, near Tel Aviv, interviewed Thursday evening by Channel 2 Television. Fahima, who suffered burns and shrapnel wounds, including serious damage to one of his eyes, regained consciousness two weeks ago.

Fahima's physician said his patient needed help and support to walk, adding, "This is the beginning of a long and difficult recovery, especially in psychological ways." Fahima's father, Maxim, said that Daniel's recovery was two months ahead of schedule, giving credit to the care Daniel received and to Daniel's strong personality. Maxim said, "He wants to get out of here quickly and wants to prove he defeated terrorism. He keeps repeating - "I'll beat them. I'll prove I beat them."