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.
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
Royal Rehabilitation Centre
Jim Towers (02) 9808 9268