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Tips for NICU Dads

Tips for NICU Dads from three new fathers who have been there. Dad Aaron of 26 week twins, Sean and Patrick, now home Being a NICU dad is your challenge. You can be the support that your partner needs but you may need support also. Family, friends, hospital staff and

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“The doctor wants the baby out now!”…

Isla Joy was born on 2/11/19 at 34 weeks, she spent 17 nights in the Special Care Nursery in a hospital an hour away from her home in Traralgon, regional Victoria. Mum Eden shares their story: Other than awful morning sickness that lasted until 20 weeks, my pregnancy had been

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I waited 7 days to hold her

At 31 weeks, Aime was diagnosed with preeclampsia and after days of uncertainty and dangerously high blood pressure, was given a Caesarean. Her daughter Lilah was born with a collapsed lung which required a tube under her armpit into her lungs. They were finally able to hold Lilah after 7

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Gratitude and giving back

Kerry is a peer-support volunteer with our NICU Connections Facebook groups. It was her experience of having daughter Emily at 27 weeks, that inspired her to reach out and support others in facing the prem parenting journey. Emily is now 14, so Kerry has a wealth of knowledge to share

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Fundraising for Matthew

Dad Sam was so grateful for the support and care his family received after the birth of his son Matthew, that he chose to have a birthday fundraiser as a way to say thank you. Here Sam shares his story and how Matthew, who was born with bilateral talipes (club

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Never underestimate the impact your gift of a donation can make

Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is a small charity doing a BIG job. For more than 10 years, we have supported the families of premature and sick babies and the demand for our services is increasing with prematurity rates on the rise. In Australia, more than 48,000 babies are admitted to

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Corporate Matched Giving

“Together we can make a difference for these little treasures”   What is Matched Giving? Many organisations have a Matched Giving Program where they will match dollar for dollar the amount you and your team fundraise. Involve your workplace.  Even if there is currently no such program in place, your employer could

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Cullens Story

Brisbane couple Charlotte and Glen Cullen welcomed their son, Jeremiah, into the world on May 16th 2011 at just 28 weeks and 5 days gestation (more than 8 weeks premature). Jeremiah has just turned 3 and is a happy little boy, despite still having respiratory problems, chronic lung disease and

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