Haim Yakar, 36, married to Ori, a disabled IDF soldier, lives in Haifa.
Haim enlisted as a missile and torpedo operator in the Navy in 2004 and a year later- moved to the “Haruv” battalion as a combat soldier. In 2006, about four days after the beginning of the Second Lebanon War, Haim was injured by an explosive device during operational activity in Nablus. Haim injured his leg (ankle fracture), hand, and eye, all from shrapnel. But most of all, the injury that affects Haim the most is PTSD. After a lengthy rehabilitation period, Haim graduated as an electrical engineer from the “Technion” and currently works at NVIDIA. Haim’s hobbies include cycling, extreme sports such as skiing, and many other things.
The Challenge: A tool for managing work-life while dealing with PTSD
Along with managing regular family life and work, Haim has to manage his PTSD, which affects his personal situation and interaction with the environment. Haim is looking for a solution to help him identify the different conditions, suggest treatment methods, and communicate the situation to the appropriate setting, family, or work.