Story Translated to English by ChabadInfo.com.
Bochurim from the Lubavitch Yeshiva in Tzfas visit patients in the Ziv hospital in the city every week on Mivtzoim. This past Friday marked the second week of the Bochurim visiting victims of the Meron tragedy, since many were transported to this hospital due to its close proximity to the site of the tragic incident.
One of the Bochurim met a man in the hospital who was seriously injured in the incident and had many bones broken but told the Bochur something wonderous, “I am alive because of your Rebbe.”
After saying that astounding statement, the man proceeded to tell the Bochurim his recollection of the events in Meron on that fateful night of Lag B’Omer:
When the man arrived in Meron for the auspicious day, he was greeted by Bochurim from the very same Yeshiva that was visiting him now and they proceeded to convince him to write a letter to the Rebbe and place it in the Igros of the Rebbe.
The man tried brushing them off by saying that he does not consider himself to be a Chabad Chossid and he does not see a point of writing a letter to the Rebbe. After much persuading by the Bochurim, the man agreed to write a letter and the Bochurim proceeded to assist him in preparing properly for writing a letter to the Rebbe.
When the man finished writing the letter and placed it inside a Sefer of Igros Kodesh, the letter he opened up to was a letter all about health and life and the Rebbe gave a Bracha for long life and good health.
The man found this letter rather strange being that he and all of his family members were in fine health and let the letter pass through his mind and proceeded onto the Hadlaka of the Toldos Aharon.
After participating in the Hadlaka, he made his way out and as everyone knows, the area was very crowded and that is when the tragedy took place. Since this person was one of the first to exit, he found himself on the bottom of a pile of people who were falling on top of him and felt that the end was coming near.
With no air and his whole body being crushed, he gave up and lost consciousness. Unfortunately, all those right around him did not survive but Baruch Hashem, he was spared and is alive today and recovering from his injuries as per the Rebbe’s Brachos in the letter that he opened up to in Igros Kodesh.
“From this story you see,” said the man, “that your Rebbe is performing miracles and that I am speaking to you now is only because of him.”