Rotem Philipps grew up on Kibbutz Maayan Zvi, an active young man. Towards the end of his army service, when he was 25 years old, he suffered a severe injury that included a spinal fracture and partial paralysis. He devoted two years to his physical and mental recovery, and he’s certainly come a long way: he became captain of the Israeli wheelchair basketball team and joined a professional team in Italy.
Rotem believes that the journey he’s made since his injury helps him in his work today at Israel Unlimited. The knowledge that he can get up in the morning and develop services that will affect the integration and advancement of disabled people in society challenges him—but it’s also a great source of pride. Today, he manages Friending/Campus Unlimited and Newly Disabled.