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The Cuddlers offer babies healing power of touch

By February 21, 2018 No Comments

Last year, one of Peter and Danialle Karmanos’ young sons had an emergency surgery at Children’s Hospital. Danialle slept on a couch in his room, by his side, the entire time. During the stay, they noticed how many babies, for so many reasons, were alone. “I asked the brilliant Luanne Ewald (Children’s Hospital CEO) if I could come back with some other moms to cuddle babies,” Danialle recalls. “She said ‘yes,’ and The Cuddlers were born.” Outfitted in cheerful yellow hoodies with matching scrub pants and shoulder satchels, The Cuddlers — Danialle, Chrissy Krempel, Tracey Secco,Leah MacMartinConnie Quarrier and Alexis Kiriluk — took flight. “My heart is overflowing,” says Danialle. For more info, visit

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