Henry was a surfer who traveled the world surfing. When back in Israel, on the way home to his parent's house over the weekend, Henry decided last minute that he wanted to visit his grandmother (and eat some of her cooking). She lived just down the road from his house. About a minute after passing his home, a terrorist in a car ran up behind him and slammed into his motorbike. He went flying feet first into a tree and one leg was jammed all the way up into his shoulder. This was a period called the "car intifadah" when terrorists were driving into bus stops, on sidewalks and any other way possible using their car as a weapon. Henry says "my first question was 'will I be able to surf again?'" The doctor laugheed and said he was crazy but that miracles happen. They put Henry in a coma for two weeks while they worked on his legs and to help his body heal. He woke up with one leg completely gone and, on the remaining leg, a foot that did not work. He told his mother that he would rather die than live like that and seriously considered taking his own life. Many of his friends came to visit him and explained how it would be the easy way out and selfish to kill himself. He decided to recover and to do even more than before. After the 2 weeks in the coma and the next 8.5 months in the hospital, he was released. His first stop was the beach where "I thanked the sea for letting me see her again." Today, Henry has a prosthetic leg and supports on the other but, he is also a world champion wake board surfer.
Henry was tattooed on October 25, 2018 by artist Dan McNabb at the Haifa Museum of Art.
“The meaning of the tatoo for me is- life is still good after the war, there is a dreams come true (surf again) and some of are not (motorbike). But if you believe in something - let him or her take care of you no matter what- don’t let your beliefs run from you (the eye of mom that is always watching and keep me from trouble) And this is whats make a shaka shaka life.- life without worry.”