Sally Carter

Premmie Marathon Challenge

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47
kms

My target 42 kms

Running to raise funds For urgently needed lifesaving humidicribs

Hi Everyone,

I’m taking part in the Premmie Marathon Challenge.  Over the month of November I will run 42kms in order to raise funds for urgently needed humidicribs. As some of you may know, Otis and Raina were both born prematurely and spent the first 6 weeks of their lives in a humidicrib.  Had it not been for this specialised equipment, I would hate to think where we would be today.

By donating even the smallest amount you will help me to raise funds for urgently needed 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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Premmie marathin challenge complete

Thankyou to everyone who has donated to this very special cause.  I finished my 42km today with a 10km lap of west footscray and it felt great!

7kms down

Hi All, 
Today was the first day of the premmie marathon challenge,  I managed to run 7km in one go which is a first for me for quite some time!  I'm hoping to knock this marathon down in a week or two.

Thanks again to all those that have already donated xxxx

Why am I doing this?

Otis was born at 29 weeks and 3 days, almost 2 and a half months early.  To say we were surprised is an understatement.  I had always said that I didn't really have a specific "birth plan" in mind, but this was definitely not what Adrian or I had in mind!

Otis weighed 1290gms, and within minutes of his birth, he was whisked away to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

2 years later, Raina joined us in a very similar manner, she managed to hang in a bit longer, and was born at 31 weeks, weighing just shy of 1700gms.

When I first laid eyes on both of them properly, they were in their humidicribs, a safe place where they would remain for the following 6/7 weeks.
The humidicrib or isolette as it is also known, would provide them with a warm, controlled, clean, enclosed environment where they could be easily observed. It helped to protect them from infection and excess handling, as well as prevented them from using vital energy and calories to maintain an adequate body temperature.

Many of our 'firsts' for both Otis and Raina happened in the humidicrib...our first touch was through the little holes of the humidicrib.
It was their little home for feeds, countless tests, and breathing support.

We were able to change their nappies in there so they didn't get cold and sponge wash them without risking possible infection.

This little plastic box kept them safe and kept them alive.

If you want to help, please make a donation by clicking on my link.  All funds raised will go towards the purchase of this life saving equipment in 2 Australian Hospitals.

Thanks in Advance xxx



Wow!

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that has donated already, I am speechless!  With your help I have already raised over $500!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$200

Dave N Marg Mcinnes

For Otie and Raina.

$104

Debra Carter

You go Sal, YOU CAN DO IT!

$104

Vicky Batumalai

What an inspiration Sally! Love you xx

$104

Anonymous

$100

Telani Harry

For two very special babes and their even stronger parents. Love you.

$52

Rhonda

Go Sally! A very worthy cause indeed!

$52

Beverley Brooks

Good luck with the run Sally👌🤗

$52

Wade Hammond

$50

Khullar

$26

Emma Fairbrother

$26

Zoe Cheyne

Go Sal!

$25

Sally Carter

$20.80

Chris Aspinall

Go Sally!

$20.80

Clare B

Well done Sally, hopefully many other families can benefit from this cause as you have xx

$20.80

Isabella Franji

$20.80

Anonymous

Sal, a great effort by you to support all those early tiny tots. Thinking of Otis & Raina.

$20.80

Sheryn Hunt

Go you superstar!

$20.80

Kat Gibbons

Go Sal!! xxx

$20.80

Chris Marinakis

$20.80

Brigette

You’re amazing Sal, go you good thing!

$20.80

Saheera Razeek

Our Team

Kristina Thacker

Raised so far:

$1,166.80

Courtney Jenkinson

Raised so far:

$3,122.40

Amy Purling (C)

Raised so far:

$1,832.20

Scott Purling

Raised so far:

$848.40

Miranda Watson

Deana Aston

Raised so far:

$503.36

Aimee Storm Dunn

Raised so far:

$134.40

Lauren Bartlett

Raised so far:

$702.80

Naomi Pudney

Raised so far:

$810.00

Gillian Snibson

Raised so far:

$1,206.00

Chiara Festa

Raised so far:

$470.16

Leah Tickle

Raised so far:

$427.00

Shanna van leeuwen

Raised so far:

$62.40

Alice Welsh

Raised so far:

$103.60

Steph Milton

Raised so far:

$31.20

Talitha Grochowski

Raised so far:

$367.60

Amanda Bock

Raised so far:

$727.68

Emma Bone

Raised so far:

$4,402.36

Jess Pate

Raised so far:

$951.00

Sally Kearney

Jenna Hadley

Raised so far:

$548.40

Madalaine Cole

Raised so far:

$1,056.88

Sarah Kocken

Raised so far:

$2,126.40

Sherolea Leonidas

Raised so far:

$169.60

Hayley Flook

Raised so far:

$751.68

Aleisha Drummond

Raised so far:

$248.80

Jackie Brennan

Raised so far:

$445.00

Jana Clarkson

Raised so far:

$322.40

Hayley Campbell

Danielle Walker

Raised so far:

$4,833.04

Emily Farquhar

Raised so far:

$1,026.40

Rachel Southwell

Raised so far:

$1,051.60

Sally Gregurke

Raised so far:

$545.20

Jenny Walker

Raised so far:

$741.20

Tae Viri Brown

Raised so far:

$1,207.60

Emma Moule

Raised so far:

$140.40

Kate Stone

Raised so far:

$208.00

Christina Lipitkas

Raised so far:

$285.60

Kelly Fernandez

Raised so far:

$393.20

Alana Uffindell

Rachael Gurner

Raised so far:

$1,057.36

Nathalie Phan

Raised so far:

$1,001.84

Bec Schenscher

Raised so far:

$799.60

elle turner

Raised so far:

$289.20

Joanne Pascal

Raised so far:

$267.60

Madeleine Yahya

Raised so far:

$1,872.00

Daniel Pudney

Raised so far:

$686.40

Sally Clapp

Raised so far:

$1,538.48

Olivia Herde

Raised so far:

$91.20

Kelsie Mccandless

Raised so far:

$341.20

Jordan Phillips

Raised so far:

$740.80

Robyn Harris

Raised so far:

$551.23

Kate Jeffery

Raised so far:

$248.20

Mary Young

Raised so far:

$642.28

Emily Looker

Raised so far:

$756.80

Anna Moore

Jess Rothacker

Carla Mezei

Raised so far:

$1,225.80

Roger Bennie

Raised so far:

$729.20

Faith Ryan-Conaghty

Raised so far:

$206.00

Joy Bourne

Raised so far:

$653.28

Alicia Walsh

Raised so far:

$509.28

Lauren Lee

Raised so far:

$655.20

Claire Moore

Raised so far:

$1,401.28

Zara Szanto

Brittany Crossley

Sally Carter

Raised so far:

$1,082.20

Courtney Ahrns

Raised so far:

$590.00

Katrina Duncombe

Raised so far:

$562.80

Rhiannon Slade

Raised so far:

$2,301.00

Katherine Birse

Raised so far:

$52.00

Tegan Gully-Crispe

Raised so far:

$252.72

Deanna Facchin

Raised so far:

$825.80

Chloe Turner

Raised so far:

$181.80

Natasha Parekh

Raised so far:

$1,059.20

Sinead Quinn

Raised so far:

$649.00

Tahnee Gillies

Raised so far:

$946.56

Catherine Bennie

Raised so far:

$499.80

Sue Mounsey

Raised so far:

$1,409.60

Jessica Hannah

Raised so far:

$592.96

Matthew Lynch

Raised so far:

$1,322.00