A Mother’s Love Saves her Preemie

March 15, 2012

Embracing Life

Little Jamie Ogg and his twin sister were born prematurely last year in Australia. Jamie weighed a mere two pounds and was not breathing. When doctors told his parents that their son didn’t make it, the mom, Kate, cuddled with his lifeless body for two hours, skin-to-skin, which is referred to as “Kangaroo Care”; a practice used in many hospitals today even for healthy newborns.

After receiving two hours of his mother’s love and warmth, Jamie Ogg embraced life by taking a breath and reaching out for his mommy’s finger.

A miracle!

Enjoy this happy video:

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About Kathy Schneeman

After graduating from The College of St. Thomas, I taught at Nativity in St. Paul until our oldest was just about born in the classroom (What a great lesson on life that would have been for my students!) I then became a stay-at-home-mom while teaching religious education classes and working very part time at UST. Recently, I served as the Archdiocese's Life Coordinator in the Office for Marriage, Family and Life until twins arrived (I was almost 43!) When I have a few minutes of quiet time, I like to run, eat chocolates, scones and Mexican food (that's why I run), read, and have a beverage with my husband at night. We have a whopping nine kids (yes...same husband and same wife; we get that question a lot!) and we attend St. Joseph's in West St. Paul--where we first met when we were in grade school.

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