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Parent Stories

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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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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It all started on the 2nd December 2006, my mum and I went to King Edward Memorial to find out my results from the laposcopy, they were thinking about putting me on hormones therapy tablets to help me get pregnant later on, but before they decided that just in case

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Kai transferred from Operating Theatre to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Birth Weight Percentile- Below the 3 percentile

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Talia was born on 1st May 2009 at 25 weeks and 6 days, weighing at just 683 grams, she was due to be born on 8th August 2009. Little did we know that when we were going to start a family what a long journey we were facing. I always

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My daughter was born at 24 weeks old, arriving unexpectedly 4 months ahead of schedule. She was born by emergency caesarean and weighed a tiny 319 grams. Elora spent the first seven months of her life in the Royal Womens Hospital (Melbourne) – the first 5 of these in a

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I was 20 weeks pregnant when my husband commented on what an easy time I was having. By 22 weeks, I was dilated to 3cm and the membranes were coming out. We thought we were going to lose our baby. I was rushed to emergency surgery where the membranes were

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