Sunday, August 27, 2006
KISS of hope.
Once an Israeli, always an Israeli – opinionated and compassionate.
According to Fox, Gene Simmons of KISS, born Haim Witz in the heavily hit town of Haifa, sent a video message to wounded soldier and KISS-fan Ron Weinreich.
Ron is one of Hezbollah’s many victims - paralyzed from the chest down.
Due to his injuries, the wedding of Ron’s brother was relocated to his hospital room in order for him to attend.
At the wedding, Ron received the following message from his rock hero:
"Hi Ron, this is Gene Simmons. I'm talking to you from my home. I can't tell you how proud I am of you, and how much the world and Israel owes you a debt of gratitude. From the bottom of my heart, you are a real hero, you are everybody's hero, you are my hero and I wish I could be there with you."
Suddenly switching to confident Hebrew, Simmons added:
"My name is Chaim, I was born in Haifa."
He concluded by saying in English:
"I wish you my best, a happy life and I hope the wedding comes off and everybody should honor you because you are a real hero."
Kol HaKavod, Haim!
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