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Nurtured By Design

Applying ergonomics engineering principles and best practices to designing evidence-based devices that improve the safety and quality of life of children and families.


In 2001 after working in engineering and construction for the oil and gas industry for over a decade, Yamile gave birth prematurely to Zachary, who weighed less than 2 lbs. and was in the intensive care unit for 5 months. He survived the deluge of Tropical Storm Allison that flooded his hospital in Houston and shutdown the power to his life-support equipment. Zachary was kept alive “by hand” for 9 hours until he was evacuated. During those agonizing hours Yamile held him in Kangaroo Care to keep him warm and made a promise that Zachary’s pain and struggle to survive were not going to be in vain.

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