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Parent Stories

Nina’s Story

Hi, my name is Keira and our little treasure Nina was born 3 months early and spent 68 days in the neonatal ward at The Mercy hospital in Melbourne. She was on CPAP, high flow, low flow and finally spent a very long time fattening up (in the “Fat Farm”!)

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Lincoln

Lincoln entered the world feet first on on 30 June 2013. Mum’s waters broke and Mum was flown to The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne. 24 hours later Lincoln arrived decided to beat a c-secton and entered the world as a footling breech. Lincoln spent 12 days in the nicu

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Emily’s Story

Emily was born at Monash Hospital at 27 weeks gestation following Premature Rupture of Membranes. I was on holidays in Venus Bay with my husband and our two year old son when my waters broke in the early hours of the morning. We first drove to Leongatha Hospital, and I

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The Amazing Lil’ Miss Tessaley Defies the Odds

In 2013 on Easter weekend, at only 26 weeks along, I stopped feeling my baby move. I didn’t want to be the overly paranoid mom who went into the hospital over every little thing so I figured maybe she was sleeping. After time had passed and still nothing, I looked

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Ee Lynn Cheah

Something positive to share! My baby Grace was born at 32 weeks at 1.8kg last Thursday. She is able to breathe on her own and just needs to be inside the incubator to grow bigger. This is the best part, I am born with half a heart and hence was

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Michelle Keeffe-Mcguinness

Our little man Hilton spent 6 weeks in the NICU surrounded by some of the most amazing and supportive people I have ever met. Hilton was born at 32 weeks and is now a healthy and strong 3 month old baby. It was an experience I would never want to

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Alex

Father’s Day marked a significant day for me personally. It was a time of reflection and acknowledgement of where I am today surrounded by my twin toddlers (ex 24 weeks) each of whom provide me with so much joy in my life. Today was about celebration, it was about being

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One Dad’s Story

Dad Michael “The time spent at the NICU was harrowing – to sit there and watch your child through the perspex screen of the humidicrib, and not be allowed to hold him while he struggled to gain strength during those first weeks was awful”. The months prior to my son’s

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Bernadette Michael

My name is Bernadette Michael. I was born at Westmead Public Hospital 27 years ago, via emergency caesarean section at 27 weeks gestation, and weighing just 630grams. I am the eldest of three girls. My mother had Placenta Praevia. I was in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for over

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Kangaroo Footy Legend joins the Foundation

Leigh Harding played 141 games with the Kangaroo football club until he retired in 2010, then joining the VFL club, Werribee Tigers, as a player and back line coach whilst completing his Degree in Exercise Science.  On completing his degree in 2012 Leigh and his family moved to Brisbane when

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