Dani and Jack Henshaw- Hill

Premmie Marathon Challenge 2022

My Activity Tracking

307
kms

My target 200 kms

Help us give premature babies a better chance of survival

In November 2021, our beautiful boy was born at 32 weeks, due to a sudden and unexpected placental abruption. Our pregnancy was uneventful and healthy to this point, so this turn of events came as a big shock to us. Our local hospital at Port Macquarie can only care for babies born at 34 weeks or later, so, after an emergency c- section, we were airlifted to the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. There, we spent many precious days with Marley and were hoping to bring our boy home in no time. We spent every possible moment with our precious son- cuddling, reading to him, caring for him, and just being with him. The NICU is not an easy place, though the nurses and doctors at The Royal North Shore Hospital were very kind and caring and looked after Marley with great professionalism.
Marley was doing really well. He had the deepest blue eyes, a calm personality, and he was pretty damn cute. We were prepared for a transition back to Port Macquarie Base Hospital, when one night we received the phone call every parent in NICU fears: Marley had suddenly deteriorated and needed a blood transfusion. We rushed to his bedside and witnessed that he was already half gone. Heartbreakingly, Marley had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage which was very unusual for his age. There was nothing that could have saved his life. We were told that he would only have another few hours to live. But Marley's heart was so strong- he did not want to go.
He peacefully passed away in our arms the next day, at 12 days old, only knowing love.

This is the first time we share his story publicly as it is still difficult for us to find any words. But we also want to break the silence about baby loss and want to honour and share his meaningful life. With Marley's birthday anniversary and his passing date coming up this November, we thought it would be a good way to celebrate him as he has taught us so much. Marley, our firstborn son, will be loved forever.

To make Marley's life matter, not just for us, we want to give back in his honour and his memory. Therefore, throughout the month of November, we are walking/ running at least 200km for our little boy and raising money for the organization "Running for Premature Babies". Their founder, Sophie, has been such a pillar of strength for us throughout this very dark time. Her organization, based on the loss of her triplet sons and her husband, is providing life-saving equipment for critically ill and premature babies all over Australia.

We would truly appreciate your support by donating and sharing this email with whoever you feel would like to contribute. Together we can make a positive difference for another baby and family- in Marley's name. 

Thank you so, so much. Your help means more than we can ever express.



By supporting us, you'll be raising funds to buy life-saving equipment that will give critically ill and premature babies, like Marley, a better chance of survival. Please donate in honour and in memory of Marley, if you can.

My Achievements

Thank you to my Sponsors

$500

Scott And Sarah

Sending our love❤️❤️❤️

$500

Anonymous

💙💙💙💙💙💙 so beautiful Dani and Jack. You three are special beyond words xoxox

$420

Anonymous

$400

Grandma Alison

$300

Phil & Ana

Marley will forever be in our hearts and minds 💕 so happy to support you both for such an important cause.

$211

Angie

So much love to you both xx

$211

Penny Black

You are both so inspirational

$200

Harry And Erin

We love you both so much and carry our beautiful nephew in our hearts always ♥️

$200

G

Love and memories of marley

$200

Barbara Trottmann

Thinking of you and your lovely boy!

$200

Glenys Dore

Thank you for setting up such a beautiful gift to support vulnerable children and their families.

$190

Alfie

Sending my love out to Marley and his loving parents. Miss you heaps brother xoxo

$158.25

Amy Grodzicki

My dearest Dani and Jack, what amazing strong loving parents you are, and what an important celebration of love for Marley this is. Sending you all our love and support. Thank you for sharing this story so we can also know your beautiful Marley too. Alway in our hearts! xxx 💗

$155.40

Natalie Haider's Students: Jane, Ellen, Julie, Lindsey, Catherine

From Nat's yoga students, in memory of Marley, with love. Thanks to these students for attending my yoga offerings with all funds donated to this important cause: * Jane * Ellen * Julie * Lindsey *Catherine

$113.94

Deva And Miten

This comes with all our love and support for you both. Deva & Miten

$105.50

Sandra

We love this beautiful boy, too. He will always be part of our family. For you, Marley. I can't do anything else for you but this. Believe me that you will always be my little nephew. Love Auntie

$105.50

Mona

To the strongest woman I know and her baby💙

$105.50

Mariha And Wade

Remembering and loving Marley always

$105.50

Kieran

$105.50

Kim Annesley

Dani and Jack, My heart broke for you both when I saw this. Sending you both so much love and strength. Kim x

$105.50

Lindsey

Thinking of you all

$105.50

Shannon Kelly

Thanks for sharing your story with me ❤️

$105.50

Oma Inge

For Marley with all our love ❤️ forever in our hearts 💕

$105.50

Kate Molony

Dearest Dani & Jack There are no words. I think of the pain that you are both still going through continuously not having that beautiful little face with you. You are in my thoughts regularly. Sending so much love ❤️ This is such a worthy cause. xx

$105.50

Juanita Keir

💙💙💙💙 Forever in our hearts 💙💙💙💙

$105.50

Angelina And Briana Chamat

Xxx

$105.50

Dorothee

xxx

$105.50

Diane And Bruce Hindmarsh

Dani thank you for sharing your story with us - complete strangers - who happened to meet you while on the sea wall at North Haven. It is so important to get equipment into rural hospitals for such an occasion.

$105.50

Barb (got2luvdogs) Monument

So truly sorry for the loss of your precious boy, Marley. Stay strong & congratulations on a wonderful tribute to him.

$105.50

Melanie Sinton

With love & admiration for your strength in sharing Marley’s story 💙

$105.50

Arne Laucht

$105.50

Janet Lowndes

$105.50

Apurva, Raj And Riaan

Dear Dani & Jack There is not a single day that goes by without me remembering little Marley. This is such a beautiful way to honour his memory. Thinking of you and Jack and sending you lots of love and strength ❤️

$105.50

Dani And Jack Henshaw- Hill

$105.50

Lucy And Ramesh

I’m sure Marley is proud of you for doing this ❤️🙏✨💕

$105.50

Amy Sadgrove

Big love to you and Jack and Marley and may your story spread far and wide ✨

$105.50

Carolyn Dennett

$105.50

A. Jane ?

very much love to you all 💙

$105.50

Ulla Und Horst Laucht

$105.50

Catherine

For Marley, who flew too soon ❤️

$105.50

Mandy

I’ve only known you for a short time Dani, but your story has touched my heart and your courage is truly inspiring.

$105.50

Liz White

I'm sorry for your loss, Dani and Jack. What an incredible way to honour your beautiful Marley and to raise awareness through sharing your story. With love and heartfelt support.

$105.50

Tarryn Ellison

Honouring Marley, and thanking you Dani and Jack for your courage in sharing your story with the world. Sending so much love 💚💚

$105.50

Anonymous

With love to you all xxx

$100

Hanna Days

$100

Anonymous

Thank you for sharing your story Dani and Jack. For little Marley. You will be missed sweetpea.

$100

Kaveh Kabir

Excellent cause, Dani! My thoughts are with you, and I wish you lots of strength.

$100

Teresa

❤️

$100

Phil Dykes Automtive

$88

Arly Mehan

You are beautiful parents, so much love your way in your runs and in your hearts xx

$68.58

Jessica

So sorry for your loss, Marley looks so very beautiful . You are very brave to share your story, thank you for having the courage. Together we can all make an impact.

$59.99

Jennifer Yeh

Dear Dani and Jack, I am so sorry for your loss. I know no words can heal your pain but little Marley will always be your son and in our hearts. The number nine means “long lasting and forever”. Remember to be kind to yourself, wishing you comfort, courage, and lots of love.

$52.75

Kiah

Such a cutie!! Love and light to your little family.

$52.75

Giulia Scu

I’m terrible sorry to hear this Dani and Jack. My heart just sunk. Thank you for sharing your story and doing something amazing for future families. All of the love. Tom and Giulia

$52.75

Linda Braun

Marley is unforgottable for us as family with love.

$52.75

Audrey

Dear Dani, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family big hugs.

$52.75

Tori

$52.75

Tatiana Hemberger

Liebe Dani, es tut mir so unendlich Leid, deine Geschichte zu lesen und ich schicke dir alles Liebe und eine kleine Spende.

$52.75

Lloyd

Thank you for having the courage to share your story with us Dani and Jack. Marley is such a beautiful name, and what a gorgeous little boy. Love and hugs, Lloyd

$52.75

Anonymous

Sending love to you all xxx

$52.75

Mary-jane Squires

I'm so sorry that your precious little boy died. Well done on doing something positive in Marley's name. Despite the short time Marley was in your arms he will forever be in your hearts.💞

$52.75

Stephan Schneider

Ganz Liebe Grüße an meine Ostspanische Freundin!

$52.75

The Board Of Running For Premature Babies

We've matched your donation! Thank you for giving premature babies a better chance of survival.

$52.75

Ana Martin

$52.75

Anonymous

$52.75

Emily Panagakis

No one should ever have to experience what you went through . Incomprehensible . Words don’t do justice. Such strength and courage to carry on . Good luck with this great cause Dani and Jack . In loving memory of beautiful baby Marley…..always in your hearts xx

$52.75

Emily S

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. What an incredible way to honour your beautiful boy. Much love to you xxx

$52.75

Shane Ullman

$52.75

Vanessa Navarro

Thank you for sharing ❤️ So sorry Marley was taken by the angels so soon ❤️❤️❤️

$52.75

Familie Kumschier

With love xxx

$52.75

Verena Gerdes

💙💙💙 Denke so oft an euch.

$52.75

Julia & Marc

Thinking of you and little Marley. Sending lots of love. 💕

$52.75

Anonymous

$52.75

Tara, Jez And Archie

In memory of beautiful Marley, one of Archie’s first roomies 🤍 Our hearts broke with you Jack and Dani. We are so sorry you couldn’t bring your little boy home. Sending love and strength.

$52.75

Annaliese + Dean

Always in our thoughts 🧡🧡🧡

$52.75

Louise Kiddell

Dani, there are no words. You and your baby are in my thoughts and heart. So much love and strength to you ❤️

$52.75

Cecile Owen

Thinking of you , Dani, on this very special day xx

$52.75

Kaan

Heartbroken for you both. Best wishes. Will always remember Marley.

$52.75

Susan And David Croston

We never got to meet little Marley but heard from Alison what a beautiful little boy he was. Thank you for sharing and by doing this raising awareness and money for such a good cause.

$52.75

Annette Robertson

Bless you both 🙏

$52.75

Chay Walker

$52.75

Anthony

All the best for the future guys.

$52.75

Julia Glass

Sending you both lots of love and light and honouring your beautiful baby boy Marley xxx

$52.75

Maedhbh Toibin

Thinking of Marley and how beautiful he was. Sending lots of love x

$52.75

Daniela Blazquez

$52.75

Len Martin

Lots of Love, Len & Swa

$52.75

Gretta

So happy to support your cause and glad it is doubled thus weekend!well done on exceeding your goal. Sending love ❤️

$52.75

Marion Lawrence

$52.75

Elspeth & Simon

Thinking of you and gorgeous little Marley xx

$52.75

Smith Family

We are so sorry for your loss. Thank you for finding the courage and bravery to speak about your angel boy. Sending so much love.

$52.75

Andi

Sent with much love... so sorry for the immense loss of your darling baby boy. ❤

$52.75

Anonymous

$52.75

Roy Fleissgarten

$50

Natalie Haider

Sending love ❤️

$50

Ute Koehler

Dear Dani and Jack, I am so sorry for your loss! There are no words to describe the pain that you must have gone through. My thoughts are with you! Warm regards Ute

$50

Caroline

With love

$50

Kym Mcgee

Big hugs for you both at this time. Be held also by time spent in Nature as you continue your journey forward honouring Marley, and providing much needed support to other and yourselves.

$50

Paula

Sending lots of love to you both

$50

Lauren Skora

Sending love and strength to you. What you’re doing is incredible

$50

Jenny Mcgregor

Our absolute pleasure, our thoughts are with you. Happy to support you wherever we can. Love Jenny and Steve xx

$50

Hayley Sim

You are amazing! Sending lots of love xx

$42.20

Ana Paris

Big love and hug Dani 💚💚🙏🏻

$40

Luna Alwadie

I am so sorry for your lose❤️ Thinking of you and missing you❤️You are so brave and beautiful

$33.76

Elaine

With love from us all 💕🥰🥰🥰

$31.65

Meridith E

Thank you for sharing your story. I hope this fund raiser helps other unwell babies.

$31.65

Jessica P

You are doing something amazing for your darling boy. Sending love to you both xxxx

$31.65

Sophie Manolas

All my love to you both and to precious little Marley

$31.65

Squeaky Gate Farm Shop

$31.65

Megan Baker

Such a beautiful way to honour such a beautiful boy. In your memory and in loving care for your amazing mum and dad 💗

$31.65

Jemma Wilkins

Thank you both for bravely sharing your story and supporting other parents on this challenging journey. Bless you Marley. Xox

$30

Alex Hallen

$30

M&t Neve-volz

$30

Jane Levitzke

Thinking of you and sending my love, Dani, Jack and Marley xx

$26.38

Anonymous

$26.38

Kristy

$26.38

Rosemary

Dear Dani, I always remember the peace you brought to my day in lunchtime yoga sessions and now I wish you and Jack some peace and happiness beyond the sadness, Rosemary xx

$26.38

Bridget Kennedy

$26.38

Katherine Hornby

$21.10

Sharon Wilkinson

Hope this help a little Dani x

$21.10

Karina Raubinger

So very sad to hear this Dani and Jack. Marley lives on through love and celebrations 💜 Sweet baby boy 💜

$21.10

Jess Foulkes

$21.10

Lorelle Donohoe

So sorry your beautiful baby couldn’t stay . Thank you for your brave tribute to Marley & the love in your hearts

$21.10

Joanna Stewart

Thank you for sharing your story, sending 💕

$21.10

Katwin Gibson

Thank you for sharing your story xxx

$21.10

Viktoria Verhoeven

For Marley. Rest in peace beautiful boy ❤️

$20

Heather Hirst

$10.55

Nikki Cochrane

Sending lots of love ❤️

$10.55

Michelle Santucci

Lots of ❤️.