By COLlive reporter
R’ Ehud Illuz, a Lubavitcher living in Hadera, a city located in the Haifa District of Israel, was on his front porch on Monday evening preparing a BBQ for his family in honor of Rosh Chodesh Iyar.
He lives on the 6th floor of a residential building and was piling food on the grill at around 6:00 PM when he heard a loud bang and saw an object falling down from one of the floors above him.
When he reached for the railing, he was shocked to discover a 3-year-old boy laying on the awning of the porch on the second floor of the building.
“I understood that the only way to get to him is through the apartment on the third floor,” he told the Hebrew news website COL.org.il. “I knocked on the door and told the neighbors what happened. When I get to their window I saw the boy crying from shock and pain.”
Illuz said the awning is made of plastic and he was worried that stepping on it would crack it. “I needed to crawl to get to him,” he recalled.
He found the boy fully conscious and was able to carefully bring him inside. A nurse living in the building came over to examine the boy and reported that he had miraculously only suffered a few minor injuries.
Illuz said that when he went up to the boy’s apartment on the 8th floor, the parents said they were looking for their son and had no idea what happened to him.
“The police and paramedics who came were surprised that the boy survived the fall and described it as a miracle,” he said.
He noted that the month of Nissan is one of miracles, while the month of Iyar is known for healing and was thrilled that both came into play to save the child’s life on Rosh Chodesh.