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He Saved His Own Life After a Brutal Stabbing. Now He Saves Others.

Israeli Hananel David was brutally stabbed ... and survived. Following the attack, he faced his PTSD to become a paramedic and pay forward the gift of life that was given to him. Filmmaker Jake Oleson focuses on David's selflessness as violence rages on in the Middle East.

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