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ENCOURAGING BABIES


In 1995 twin girls Kyrie and Brielle were born prematurely. Weighing only 2 pounds each, they were watched over very carefully each in their respective incubators. Kyrie began putting on weight immediately, but Brielle struggled--she cried and cried, leaving her gasping and blue faced. They wrapped her in blankets, mother held her, father held her. Nothing they did seemed to help. Finally, a hospital nurse fought against the rules and placed the babies in one incubator. When they were placed together, the healthier of the two threw an arm over her sister in an endearing embrace. Almost immediately the frantic crying stopped and Brielle’s normal pinkish color returned. Her heart rate stabilized and her temperature rose to normal. This is a true story revealing that encouragement is a matter of life and death.

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