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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse, Renee, spends her shifts with babies that aren’t expected to make it through the day, much less on to live full, happy, healthy lives.

“These parents, they don’t get to take their babies home,” she says tearing up. “I feel like if I treat the babies like I would want somebody to treat my baby when I’m not there, that’s the most important thing.”

Not all NICU stories end in loss. Renee’s full heart and willingness to love on the frailest among us has impacted the lives of many families and children.

She was taken to a little table to watch a video, though Renee had no idea why. To her surprise, the video was a montage of grateful, tearful parents who expressed their gratitude for her demeanor and heart. But the surprises didn’t end there.

Renee’s story is another testament to the very simple fact that open, loving hearts have the ability to change the lives of countless. Every life is precious, even if it’s brief, and every single one of us thrives when loved.

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