A woman hold a tiny bottle in the palm of her hands.

Family Health, News | 5 years ago

"A Piece of Their Heart" Brings Healing for Families

For families who have lost loved ones, the 'Heartbeat in a Bottle' is a unique and healing keepsake.

A printout of a loved one's final heartbeats – captured and displayed in a tiny bottle – is a small gesture that means a lot to grieving families after the loss of a loved one.

Charis MItchell, RN, PCCN, a surgical trauma ICU nurse at Carolinas Medical Center, remembers feeling at a loss on how to help family members who lost a loved one. After doing research, she found an idea that seemed right: a heartbeat in a bottle.

See how one family has kept this small token close to their heart.

Watch the video here.