Little Grace was given a slim chance of survival when she was born at just 23 weeks gestation weighing 548grams . But with the benefit of the amazing staff at the Royal Hospital for Women’s NICU, and lifesaving equipment donated by Running for Premature Babies, Grace pulled through and today is a bright and inquisitive 2 year old. One of the machines that helped Grace through her first weeks was a state of the art ‘Baby Leo’ Incubator donated by our charity. Using this incubator meant that Grace didn’t have to be transferred to an operating theatre when she was extremely fragile but needed lifesaving surgery at 7 days old. During her months in the NICU Grace also used a ventilator, monitor, ultrasound machine and X-ray machine all donated by Running for Premature Babies.
Watch this video where Sophie's tells the story of how she first met Grace, and what it meant to her to hold this precious baby girl in her arms.
Today Grace is a happy and healthy 3 year old who enjoys ballet and bluey. Grace loves to read and she is looking forward to becoming a big sister in July.