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Meet Ori – a blind officer in the Israeli Air Force

Back in 2018 the Israeli army has received its first-ever blind officer.

Hila Meudah, 24, was posted recently to the Military Advocate General as a legal advisor to the Israel Air Force, the Makor Rishon daily reported.

The Israel Defense Forces paid for her studies at Bar Ilan University to be a lawyer after she agreed to serve for several years as an officer following her graduation.

Her assistance dog, Niels, is the only animal that is allowed to enter Camp Rabin in Tel Aviv.

The eldest of three daughters, Meudah and her sisters told Makor Rishon Thursday that their mother, Esther, devoted her life to helping her overcome her disability.

She also refused to have her disabled daughter attend special education frameworks, insisting that she study in a regular school and classroom.

“Mom transcribed and updated entire math books in Braille so Hila can study like everyone else,” Meudah’s middle sister, Liron, told the newspaper.

“She built her life around making Hila feel that she can do anything she put her mind to, no matter what anyone tells her.”