In Australia, over 25,000 families experience life in a NICU or SCN whilst their premature baby receives life-saving critical care in nurseries across the nation each year.
In February 2016, we launched our inaugural #foot4prems campaign. The simplicity of our social media campaign saw hundreds of camera lenses capture breathtaking photos of children and adults born prematurely, and stories shared by parents who had experienced the unimaginable loss of their babies due to prematurity complications.
#Foot4prems made world headlines and whilst the campaign highlighted the fragility of life, each picture captured the hearts of millions of people within Australia and throughout the world. We thank the hundreds of families from all over the world who took part in our campaign last year in the lead up to our Wear Green for Premmies event and we hope that even more families will join our #foot4prems campaign in 2017.
Wear Green for Premmies on Wednesday, 5th April 2017.
Below are several of the inspirational photos shared with our community last year.
Leo and Lilly were born at 26 weeks weighing 999 grams and 988 grams
William born at 30 weeks weighing 1502 grams. Hayden born at 32 weeks weighing 2166 grams. Thomas born at 28 weeks weighing 1226 grams.
Ruby born at 23 weeks weighing 557 grams
Nathan and Samuel were born at 32 weeks
Chandler was born 35+6 weeks weighing 1.7kgs
Stella was born at 22+5 wks weighing 440 grams
Alison was born 10 weeks prem weighing 2lb 14 in
Danielle was born at 26 weeks weighing 722 grams
Chloe was born at 30+1 weeks weighing 1150 grams. Jessica was born at 29+5 weeks weighing 1070 grams
Celine was born at 34+4 weeks weighing 2.46kgs
Layken was born at 28+4 weeks weighing 1087 grams
Asha was born at 30+5 weeks weighing 1200 grams
Sebastian was born at 23+3 weeks weighing 670 grams
Elliot was born at 28 weeks weighing 1159 grams
Ryley was born at 26+6 weeks weighing 663 grams
Amelia was born at 27 weeks
Lachlan was born at 27 weeks weighing 680 grams. His family heartbreakingly lost his identical twin brother, Thomas who weighed 950 grams to tttts.
Aiden was born at 28 weeks
Twins Anabelle and Zavier were born at 29+5 weeks
Alyssa was born at 26 weeks weighing 902 grams
Angus was born at 28 weeks weighing 1045 grams
Tristan and his twin brother were born at 25 + 4 weeks due to spontaneous labour. Both boys were born alive. Heartbreakingly, his brother passed away on day four due to a grade 4 bleed on the brain.
Jakobie was born at 32 weeks weighing 1704 grams
Hayley was born at 29+2 weeks weighing 972 grams
Cohan was born at 30 weeks
Zach was born at 32 weeks weighing 2.04kgs. Ella was born at 28 weeks weighing 917 grams
Hunter was born at 23+5 weeks weighing 700 grams.
Isabella was born at 26 weeks weighing 2lbs 7oz.
Handsome Max born at 24+3 weeks weighing 821 grams.
Hudson was born at 33+6 weeks weighing 2005 grams.
View our full album of photos from 2016.
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