Claire Lomas, a paraplegic who completed the London Marathon will be visiting
for the first time ever where
the technology made this amazing feat possible. Israel
The ReWalk was famously used by Claire Lomas in the 2012 London Marathon, where it took her 16 days to cross the finish line.
In February 2013, as part of the ZF’s (Zionist Federation) Science Week, Claire Lomas had the chance to meet the inventor of the ReWalk suit Amit Goffer. Explaining the difference Goffer’s invention had made to her, Claire said, “It has been the best year of my life - and I never thought that would happen after my accident. I met (London Mayor) Boris Johnson, (Prime Minister) David Cameron and (London 2012 chairman) Seb Coe when I lit the cauldron and I met them all at eye level. You can see a clip from this meeting here, which also shows her completing the London Marathon.
During the ZF trip, alongside 40 other attendees, Claire will have the chance to meet the head of the BBC in
, Gilad Shalit and the inventor
of the Iron Dome, Brig. Gen. Danny
alongside many other high profile speakers including high profile
journalists and politicians. Israel
Claire will also be visiting the
University in where a lot of the
technology for the ReWalk was developed and whilst at Technion will be trialling
new technology to help the paralysed. Claire will also be meeting with the
company who invented the Rewalk, Argo Medical Technologies.
Executive Director of the ZF,
Alan Aziz said “The ZF wanted to give Claire the
chance to see the country that helped transform her life and we believed our
trip was the perfect way of
achieving this”. Israel
Claire will be available for interview in
from next week or upon her
return. If you would like to cover the story or interview Claire Lomas, please
contact our Executive Director Israel Alan
Aziz either by his Israeli telephone number 00972526000444 or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictures of Claire Lomas’s visit to
available in both high resolution and low resolution. If you would like any
pictures please contact Israel Alan