12RND West Brisbane
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $500.00

My Message

As some of you may already be aware, my wife and I have had our own personal experience with various departments of the Mater Mothers Hospital in connection with Mater Little Miracles.  
Our daughter, Marlie, was a Mater Little Miracle baby who is now a healthy, very active and thriving toddler.
At 20.5 weeks pregnant we attended the Mater Assessment unit. During the assessment our daughter was found to be still moving and healthy, but a concern was found with my wife.  We were informed that our daughter could be born any day from then on.  My wife was hospitalised that day and was informed that, at that stage it might be indefinitely until Marlie was born.  
The first hospital stay was for 7 nights and then there were two more hospital stays for her after that and during the pregnancy until the fourth stay when our daughter was born. 
It was a very uncertain and highly emotional time for us.  It wasn’t just the concern of how early Marlie would arrive, it was also would she survive if she arrived too early?  Or if she did, would she then have her complete health or have lifelong healthy issues?  Or would something else be wrong?  These emotions and uncertainty stayed with us until Marlie was born and then until she was able to come home with us.

Every team member in every department we encountered at the Mater Mothers Hospital were amazing and went above and beyond for us from the very start, which helped enormously during this time.  We were explained all of the possible outcomes of a premature birth at various weeks of the pregnancy, taken through the NICU where detailed information about what care she would receive was explained to us including what to expect once Marlie arrived immediately after her delivery and during the hospital stays, we were made to feel very supported, comforted and comfortable.  
Thanks to the amazing team at the Mater Mothers Hospital and everything that was done to keep the pregnancy going as long as possible, Marlie was not born until week 33 of the pregnancy.  She spent the first 4 weeks of her life in the NICU where she was cared for and attended to amazingly.  As first-time parents with a child in NICU, we couldn't be more grateful or appreciative for every bit of care and every treatment she received.  Without this care and the treatments, she received, she may not be the thriving toddler she is today!

Mater Mother's Hospital urgently needs 10 new fetal heart monitoring machines to help save the lives of vulnerable and premature babies.

Using these new machines could help prevent babies being deprived of oxygen during birth, which can be fatal or cause life-long disabilities.

And now more than ever, they need your help.

When you make a donation to Mater Little Miracles today, you'll be helping give vulnerable and premature babies the best possible start to life.

Will you give your heart to Mater Little Miracles today?

My Team

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My Supporters (6)

Jacquelyn Mcleod donated $150.00
May 24, 2019 10:05 AM
Rod Sherman donated $108.00
Mar 25, 2019 12:00 AM
Ella Bond donated $5.00
Mar 24, 2019 7:22 AM
12RND Oxley & Toowong donated $100.00
Mar 17, 2019 9:06 PM
Michelle Schlitter donated $25.00
Mar 17, 2019 3:24 PM
Rod Sherman donated $50.00
Mar 11, 2019 10:19 PM