Rhiannon Slade

Premmie Marathon Challenge

I’m taking part in the Premmie Marathon Challenge

Thank you for supporting β€˜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.

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Why I'm completing the Challenge

I've committed to completing a 42km 'Run for Premature Babies Marathon Challenge' in November! This challenge is raising funds to purchase himidicribs which are used to care for premature babies and give them a better chance for survival. These lifesaving himidicribs will be purchased for the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney and the Alice Springs Hospital neonatal units.

As you'd all know our little Oliver spent 140 in the Neonatal Unit at Flinders from March to August this year. Oliver spent over half of his 140 days in the unit in one of these himidicribs, also known as an incubator or isolette. Oliver wouldn't have been able to survive if he didn't have access to one of these specalised humidicribs. It provided him a warm, controlled, safe, clean enclosed environment where he could be observed and cared for and in it he had many procedures such as x-rays and scans taken right there without him having to be moved. Incredibly, he even had his first bowel perforation surgery in the crib with the canopy raised. This reduced the risks to him, he was able to stay in his crib and his room rather than having to be transferred to theatre when he was in such a vulnerable state.

When he was extremely sick and too fragile to cuddle we were able to hold his little hand and touch him knowing it wasn't causing him stress or using up vital energy until we were finally able to have our first cuddle when he was 38 days old.

Being able to give back and help to raise funds to be able to help other babies have access to this equipment and a better chance of survival has become very important to me. For Oliver's to stay in the NICU cost up to $10 000 a day and we are ever so grateful for the incredible care he received from the incedible nurses and doctors who has access to this equipment in the unit and I want other babies in this situation to be given the same opportunity.

I'd love for you to support me in this challenge. It'll certainly be a challenge for me as I haven't been very active for the past 12 months! Any amount you're able to spare will add up and help support these little lives xxxx

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Stacey C

What a beautiful thing you’re doing.. you’re amazing! Lots of love from the Caps xxxx

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Lyn & Jeff Morgan

So very proud of you to your commitment to this wonderful cause close to your heart πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

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Rhiannon

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The Hillyards

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Adrian Crisp

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Alicia

Good luck Rhiannon. Such a good cause!!!

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Jenny Patterson

So proud of you Rhiannon love to support you 😘

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Linda

Go Rhiannon

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Hubertlyn Orbons

Great to hear Oliver is going well and safe at home. Fantastic fund raising effort

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Joan Tucker

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Brookes Family

Best of luck super Mum πŸ’ͺ Xoxo

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Darrell & Margsret Wise

Proud to provide support for you Rhiannon

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Sally

You are amazing Rhiannon. We are so lucky to have little warriors and an amazing health system xx

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Carli Roberts

All the best for the run Rhiannon! You will smash it! Xx

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Susan Schefermann

You’re an amazing woman and friend!

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Michelle Hawksworth

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Bri

So great what you're doing xx

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Nicole Livingston

Enjoy all the walking. Happy to support such a great cause. Little Ollie sure was lucky to have such wonderful care while he in hospital ❀️

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Lauren Jones

You're one inspiring lady, Rhiannon. Best wishes for the run xo

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Debbie Fuller

Such a great cause. Go Rhiannon!

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Leanne Kain

Good on you Rhiannon taking on this challenge/cause that has helped little Ollie through the best start to life he could have.😘

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Jo Elliott

Well done Rhiannon x

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Emma Childs

Good on you Rhiannon!🌻

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Marg Simmons

Stay healthy Rhiannon as you still have Oliver to nourish. Congratulations on your challenge to raise money for the premi's

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Leanne Potter

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Annette Mikulcic

Best wishes for the run, Rhiannon.

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Wendy Andrzjczak

Good luck Rhiannon! You've got this :)

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Carole Woodmore

Good luck Rhiannon 😊 Such a worthy cause

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Jo Dey

All the best for the Marathon! what a great achievement & inspiration you are. X

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Karen Porter

Great cause Rhiannon

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Anonymous

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Wendy Scorhern

“Good on ya” Rhiannon! Good luck x

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Melissa Jephcott

Good luck with your run Rhiannon.

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Kristi Snares

Good luck Rhiannon πŸ’•β˜ΊοΈ What a wonderful cause x

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Colleen Baker

Good luck with the walk Rhiannon, such a great cause πŸ₯°

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Beck Davis Roach

Amazing effort, Rhiannon! You sure know better than most how Important those incubators are πŸ’“

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Sarah Duiker

You are just amazing πŸ€©πŸ™Œβ€οΈ

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Louise Philcox

Well done Rhiannan, great cause xx

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Jess Ettridge

Best of luck for the run.

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Katie Dunnicliff

Good luck for your run Rhiannnon xxx

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Kirsty Kwiatkowski

You are amazing, what a tough time you have all been through, and you are still giving back!

Our Team

Courtney Jenkinson

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