A baby's touch

Reporter: Melissa Doyle
Producer: Rebecca Le Tourneau
Date aired: 7 August 2011

Guest reporter Melissa Doyle follows the inspiring, powerful and emotional story of Yoshi and Emma De Silva and the healing power of their baby’s touch. Less than two weeks after giving birth, Emma was hit by a car as she took her newborn for a walk. Yoshi was told his wife would either die or live with brain injuries for the rest of her life. What doctors didn’t count on, however, was the extraordinary connection between mother and child.

Contact details

Emma DeSilva Foundation

The Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney - Brain Injury Unit
Maximising Abilities – Optimising Lifeskills

The Royal Rehabilitation Centre provides specialist rehabilitation and disability services for people who have acquired a disability as a result of trauma, accident or illness. Royal Rehab provides rehabilitation for those with complex and long term health care needs, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. Royal Rehab engages in extensive education and research to improve the rehabilitation outcomes for its clients. The Brain Injury Unit at Royal Rehab is supported through donations to the Royal Rehabilitation Foundation.

Royal Rehabilitation Foundation
PO Box 6 Ryde NSW 1680

Direct Debit: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB No: 062-245
Account No: 28008169
Via website: www.royalrehab.com.au

Community Relations
Royal Rehabilitation Centre
Jim Towers (02) 9808 9268

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