The Right to Speak: Dubi Rosen’s Story

Nine years ago, Dubi Rosen fell from the roof of his home. Dubi woke up in the hospital with a broken back and damage to the nerves in his legs, yet more disconcerting and confusing was that fact that Dubi could not speak and found it hard to understand what other people were saying to him.

After numerous operations, diagnoses and therapies, Dubi was finally released to rehabilitation. Arriving at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran, Dubi set out on what would be the most difficult part of rehabilitation – relearning to communicate.

Under the dedicated care of Sivan, a talented, professional and caring communication therapist at the ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran rehabilitation village, Dubi gradually began to hope.

Slowly but surely, Dubi made progress. He was able to communicate with his wife and children. He understood what was being said and was able to express his personal needs. Seemingly small steps that covered huge ground.

Still challenged by physical injuries, Dubi was emotionally stable and able to return to his community, continuing outpatient treatment at the village.

Last week, Dubi came full circle.

Dubi Rosen, the patient who arrived at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran unable to verbally express his most basic needs or understand what was being said, stood up in front village therapists and medical staff and spoke about his rehabilitation process.

We are so proud of you, Dubi. You travelled a long, hard road. You are an inspiration to your family, your friends and everyone at ADI.




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