Messages to loved ones in 2009


We invite you to submit details of your loved one(s) who were with you every step of the way throughout your journey after giving birth to a premature baby. Whether it was your parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, brother or great friends.

Parent(s) first name(s): Freya
Premmie baby’s name(s): Alexa Smith-Hall
Premmie baby’s gestation(s): 29 weeks
Hospital where born: Royal Women Melbourne
Length of stay: 9 weeks
Premmie baby’s birth year(s) 2009
Name(s) of loved one(s): Don and Pam
Relationship to child/ren: Grandparents
Thing you remember most about their support: Always being there, always putting Alexa and I first, always staying strong and never allowing the odds to dampen our spirit.

Parents special message of thanks: Mum and Dad you have always been there for me no matter what i have needed. You have never given up on me. You are adoring and doting grandparents to Alexa. Not a day goes by where I dont feel greatful that you are my parents. We love you- always- Freya and Alexa xxooo

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Parent(s) first name(s): Charlotte
Premmie baby’s name(s): Lydia
Premmie baby’s gestation(s): 23+2 weeks
Hospital where born: Womens and Childrens Hospital, Adelaide.
Length of stay: 112 days
Premmie baby’s birth year(s) 2009
Name(s) of loved one(s): Dee
Relationship to child/ren: Grandmother
Thing you remember most about their support: She was always there, day in and day out. Taking me to the hospital everyday to see my baby. I wouldn’t have been so strong without her help. She kept me sane!

Parents special message of thanks: Thank you mum for going through all that I had to go through. I know it was the hardest thing watching me go through all of it, but I appreciate to no end what you have done, and continue to do for me and your first grandchild! We love you unconditionally! xxx

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Parent(s) first name(s): Paul and Christine
Premmie baby’s name(s): Ethan
Premmie baby’s gestation(s): 25+1 days
Hospital where born: The Townsville Hospital
Length of stay: 147 days
Premmie baby’s birth year(s) 2009
Name(s) of loved one(s): Bill and Elaine
Relationship to child/ren: Grandparents
Thing you remember most about their support: Visits to the hospital everyday to monitor Ethan’s progress and support us

Parents special message of thanks: Your support meant so much to us. To have you there everyday helping us and pryaing for Ethan was a godsend. You were our rock through our ups and downs. Words are not enough to thank you for your ongoing support

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