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Israeli soldier who lost arm in combat becomes a motivational speaker in U.S. schools

By Mason White 11:03 AM March 8, 2013
Izzy Ezagui 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) IDF soldier Izzy Ezagui, became handicapped while serving the army but he did not let his disability stop him.
Ezagui became a source of inspiration to many young people. Now, he is a motivational speaker and he inspired many in U.S. schools.

Ezagui immigrated to Israel at age 19, after having visited Israel several times during his childhood and enlisted in the Israeli army.

He was one of several soldiers who were severely wounded when rockets hit their tent. He lost an arm and then he underwent a grueling rehabilitation process.

Despite having sacrificed more than most to protect Israel, Ezagui was determined to continue protecting the Jewish state so returned to combat.

Ezagui Izzy, who is now 23, became the first soldier in the history of Israel to return to battle after an injury as serious as his, according to reports.

He led combat soldiers through their training and received an award from the President of Israel. He returns to Israel annually for reserve service.

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