Jewish Man Helps Evacuate Sick Friend From Puerto Rico by the Forward

Jewish Man Helps Evacuate Sick Friend From Puerto Rico

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A Jewish man flew down to Puerto Rico to help evacuate his sick friend to Florida as Hurricane Maria closed in a heart-warming tale.

Elie Finegold, a native of Dallas, Texas, flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico to be at the side of his long-time friend Clovis Tobias, who had been evacuated to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma slammed into the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tobias was hospital-bound and in dire need of medical attention - including a possible leg amputation - and so had to be evacuated out of Puerto Rico late last month as Hurricane Maria threatened Puerto Rico.

Finegold raised thousands of dollars on Facebook, and managed last week to get his friend to Florida, where he is being treated at an annex of the Cleveland Clinic.

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Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.

Jewish Man Helps Evacuate Sick Friend From Puerto Rico

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