My Activity Tracking
My target 62 kms
I’m taking part in the Premmie Marathon Challenge
Thank you for supporting ‘Premmie Marathon Challenge’ this November, raising funds for urgently needed lifesaving humidicribs for the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, and the Alice Springs Hospital neonatal units, giving hundreds of premature babies a better chance of survival.
During the month of November I will walk a marathon (42kms) to raise much needed funds for life saving medical equipment for premature babies.
This is my story:
I remember laying in a hospital bed being told that we may have to have our little princess early. It was the scariest time of our life and I had no idea if she would survive. Im forever grateful to the nurses, midwives and doctors who managed to keep her in for another week which gave her an extra 20% chance of survival.
We had no idea how hard the road ahead was going to be and how much our lives were about to change. People still think it’s a blessing to miss out on the last weeks of pregnancy but there is nothing that anyone can do to replicate the womb and those extra weeks are the difference between taking your healthy baby home and spending months in the NICU. I wouldn’t change our girl for the world but having a premature baby has been unbelievably hard! I constantly thought that I was somehow to blame for my water breaking early and that I was a failure as a mum. Throughout the journey both mothers and fathers fight daily battles that severely impact your mental health.
The fact is premature births are common and there is nothing that can prepare you for it. The anguish you feel leaving your baby in the hospital and the sleepless nights calling the NICU just to feel close to your baby.
Our girl was one of the lucky ones. She is a our pint sized warrior princess!! What she lacks in size she makes up for with her personality!
Thank you to my Sponsors
Ian & Chris Leverington