Their hug helped change medicine and saved one of their lives. Back in 1995, twin girls Kyrie and Brielle were born prematurely. Each only weighed about two pounds at birth. When they were 3 weeks old, Brielle was struggling to breathe and her health was deteriorating. A nurse decided to put them in the same incubator to see what would happen and something remarkable happened.
Kyrie put her arm around her sister and Brielle immediately began to stabilize.
A newspaper photographer happened to be at the hospital at that very moment and took a photo called “The rescuing hug”, which became famous around the world. Not only did the twins being together revive Brielle, it taught doctors about the amazing healing power of touch and changed how they treat infants.
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