“Premature babies who survive are tiny miracles of modern medicine. Kyrie (red dot) and Brielle Jackson are also examples of a far more primitive science, that of the loving touch. Born 12 weeks early, the twins were whisked into separate incubators.
Kyrie, the larger at two pounds three ounces, slept peacefully. But Brielle had breathing and heart-rate problems, didn’t gain weight and fussed when anyone tried to comfort her. Finally, a nurse tried a technique called ‘double bedding’ and put the sisters together for the first time since they shared a womb.
‘Brielle snuggled up to Kyrie,’ reports mom Heidi Jackson, ‘and she calmed right down.’
With her sister near, Brielle began to thrive. Sooner then expected, the girls went home…”
-Life Magazine, June 1996
The power of love, the power of kindness, the power of touch lies within your heart right now. Let it free! You never know… It might just save someone’s life.
Photo: Chris Christo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette called “The Rescuing Hug.”
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