I used to live in Mevo Horon with my mother Michal, my father Eliyahu, and my six brothers and sisters. My mother says I am, “exceptionally sensitive,” as well as, “graceful and modest.”
On March 23, 2011, when I was just 14 years old, I was waiting for the bus to take me home in the afternoon, right outside the Jerusalem International Convention Center. Suddenly an explosion ripped through the air. Hussein Ali Qawasmeh, a 37 year old Palestinian terrorist from the West Bank, had planted a bag with bomb packed with shrapnel, behind the bus stop. A woman was killed, and another 68 people were injured - myself included. I was rushed to the hospital but suffered significant brain damage that left me in coma for six years. I succumbed to my wounds at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem on November 22, 2017.
My name is Hodaya Nechamam Asulin. I am 21 years old. And I am one of The Fallen Faces.
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