Father resolves to prevent future tragedy

The father of 16-month-old baby who died on Friday after being forgotten in a car, resolves that similar incidents won't happen in Israel.

Tal Polon,

Hanna Feldman
Hanna Feldman
Photo: Courtesy of the family

Yedidya Feldman, the father of 16-month-old baby Hannah who died last Friday after being forgotten in a car for an hour-and-a-half, told Ynet about the great pain he has been dealing with since the tragedy, and the steps he plans to take to prevent similar incidents in the future.

"The struggle is hard for me," he says. "It moves between the life that was taken from me and the new life... and I want to continue living for my wife and kids. I have unbearable guilt that cries to the Heavens. A constant battle is being waged within me between the heart, which experiences deep guilt and is just shattered, and the mind, which understands that this is a human error that can happen to anyone. I really hope that in this battle the mind will win out.

"I remember that after the funeral, I saw the reactions that people had written, and some were very harsh. Without the support of my family, I would not have been able to get through these days. I owe them a lot," Yedidya added.

In order to prevent similar tragedies in the future, Yedidya says that he plans to work towards the passing of legislation: "I took upon myself to bring about legislation. Divine Providence brought this tragedy to my doorstep, and obligated me to work in this matter for the public good."




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