13 July 2009

The Power of Touch

When Vera was born, her fists were tightly clenched, her second fingers overlapping the third. These are characteristic of Trisomy 18 babies.

We refused to believe her hands would remain closed for good.

After 16 months of therapy - lots of hand-holding, massaging, clapping, stroking - Vera is able to keep her palm open and clap with us for a little while. We look forward to the day she can clap on her own.