A Florida nurse has adopted abused twin girls after she saw one of them being wheeled into her hospital suffering severe injuries — and then finding out she had a sister.
According to local TV station WFOX, sisters Delilah and Caroline were admitted to Jacksonville’s Wolfson Children’s Hospital in March 2017 with non-accidental trauma.
And that’s when the nurse, Jess Hamm, 30, saw Delilah on a gurney with broken bones, a skull fracture and severe malnourishment. At 14 months old, Hamm told the station, Delilah couldn’t sit up or hold a bottle because she was too weak.
“She had a skull fracture with a brain bleed from her head trauma,” Hamm told InsideEdition.com. “She had a broken femur, multiple fractures in all of her extremities. She was very malnourished. She was 14 months and about 11 pounds, so she was just skin and bones.”
Hamm told WFOX that her “heart was broken. I don’t want to cry. She was just so lifeless, but she still held onto my finger,” she said. “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going to take her home.’”
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SOURCE: USA Today, Matthew Diebel