Girl Meets Newborn Sister For First Time After 16 Days In NICU

This is the adorable moment a girl is left speechless as she is surprised to discover her newborn sister has finally come home after 16 days in the NICU. Presley Brooks, aged eight, had been patiently waiting for Charleigh to come home after doctors determined her sister needed to be born early via C-section due to heart complications. When mom Courtney gave birth on October 2 at just 34 weeks, it meant Charleigh’s lungs weren’t fully developed so she needed to be kept on ventilation in the NICU for a while longer. Due to it being RSV and flu season, Presley wasn’t able to visit her baby sister at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in McKinney, Texas, so would have to wait until she came home. Then on October 18 when Presley and her brother Reef got home from school, Courtney had secretly brought Charleigh home and was waiting inside with the kids’ grandma. As Presley enters the room she races towards her sister, stopping momentarily to try and compose herself and hold back her tears before giving Charleigh a hug. She then sits on the sofa as Courtney asks if she wants to hold her sister, and as she is placed into her arms proudly holds her closely while a tear runs down her cheek.
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Location: McKinney, Texas, USA
  • Date Acquired10-21-2018
  • Date Filmed10-18-2018
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

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