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TSJC student heals through quilting

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 21st, 2013

Anna Mae Rael Lindsay donates material to Jessie for “Payton’s Project." Courtesy photo by Margaret Sanderson

TSJC Assistant to Senior Administration

ALAMOSA — Faced with a hole in her heart after the death of her newborn baby, Jessie Hinkley figured out a way to turn her love of sewing into a community service project.

Ten years ago Hinkley spent seven days in a California hospital bed in an effort to save her premature son. Despite constant bed rest Payton entered the world four months early. Because he hadn’t yet been carried for 24 weeks, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) would not see him. They said he wouldn’t survive. He was 22 weeks and 5 days old. Hinkley rocked him and held him close for 30 minutes until he took his last breath.

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