In the Artists Realm with Sylvia Stein Live Stream talking about my upcoming Thriller Battered Mind

Excerpts from my upcoming book:  Battered Mind by Sylvia Stein 


Battered Mind copyright by Sylvia Stein 2020   


All Characters and excerpt and Story is by Sylvia Stein copyright 2020


Trigger Warning:  Scene is violent…  

Music by Garage band.   

Icu Grandpa: Meet the man who comforts preemie babies

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Photo by Luma Pimentel

Hello everyone and Happy New Year 2020!   We are the World Blogfest. I hope everyone is having an amazing one.    Here is another post for this month.  I am Sylvia Stein and my other co-hosts for this month are: Damyanti Biswas, Shilpa Garg,   Mary J. Giese and Lizbeth Hartz

I read this story and saw the video through Humankind Stories.   It talked about a volunteer known as ICU Grandpa who volunteers at the children’s healthcare of Atlanta’s NICU and PICU units.    His name is David Deutchman and he has been a volunteer at the hospital for about 12 years now.

Deutchman states, ”  He gets more out of it than the babies do.”   He continues by saying, ” It has been wonderful to come and be with these babies and it gives him something to do that has meaning.

The staff at the hospital also appreciate his warm presence.  ” His just a really special person to us the nurses and our babies just adore him,” stated one of the nurses.

This story impacted me when I first saw it because of the fact that this man dedicates his time to these preemie babies who need to be held.   Especially for all the parents who are going through that to have someone like him be there for them.

The human kind video states,  ”  We know his time with them has surely made an impact, it definitely helps helping them feel that comfort and warmth.”

The Nurse adds,  ” I think his presence does help the babies grow faster and put on weight and we are so grateful to have him as part of our unit to be a baby buddy, we treasure him.”

I think we could all dedicate our time more just like this “Treasure Grandpa.”



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