Victories on the homefront: How an 18-Year-Old Israeli with cerebral palsy who became a soldier

It’s a touching story of heroism, optimism, perseverance and belief in the abilities of every special child. Lotan’s mother gave birth to Lotan in the 24th week of her pregnancy, 4 months premature. The family spent 6 months in the ICU with their infant. After 2 months, Lotan suffered from oxygen deprivation, and thus began a lifelong, uphill battle for life and normalcy.

Lotan has cerebral palsy. “All along, they warned us that she wouldn’t walk, wouldn’t dance,” relates her mother. “But all along I insisted, ‘Yes, you will!’” And Lotan did.


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