Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Walk for Prems ~ Close to my heart

I've told you before about the day our family grew by 4ft; just two little treasures among 59 babies born prematurely across Australia each day. Little miracles happen though families need a lot of support.

My twins Sam and Joel were born strong and perfect @ 2.8kg & 2.1kg . Fortunately apart from needing oxygen & suctioning at birth, and nasogastric tubes for feeding they were well premmies.

They spent 4 days in NICU. Not really long as far as some premmies go. Then almost another 2 weeks in the Special Care Nursery before coming home.

I have many friends with even tinier premmies than mine (read their story)

On Sunday 6th November at Bicentennial Park, Sydney - Siders  being encouraged to come together for the inaugural

Register to take part at www.lifeslittletreasures.org.au

What:   Life’s Little Treasures Foundation “Walk for Prems” charity walk / fun-run
When:  Sunday 6th November 2011, 10am meet for a 10.30am start
Where:  Twin Sails Shade Area, Bicentennial Park, Homebush Bay, Sydney
Registration fee:  Adult $25 and Children $10 (all proceeds and donations go towards Hospital Survival Packs)

Life’s Little Treasures Foundation (LLTF) President, Parool Shah, says "More than 45,000 Australian babies are born premature or sick each year, with some weighing less than a bag of sugar" ...

Shah comments:   “Having a baby born premature or ill affects the whole family.  Our aim is to raise awareness of the issue, support families by providing information and practical assistance and promote medical research in the area.

“The walk and fun run not only helps raise national awareness of the issue but brings families together for a day of celebrations.  It’s comforting for families to talk to others, share experiences and know that they’re not alone.”

About Life’s Little Treasures foundation: 
Life’s Little Treasures Foundation (LLTF) was established in 2005 by a group of mothers
of premature babies. Its focus is on improving the lives of premature and sick babies, by providing information and support to their families.  Last year LLTF helped more than 1000 families with premature or sick babies though services in hospitals and in the community. 

For more information, visit www.lifeslittletreasures.org.au

I won't be home in time to take part but I hope to do my bit by sharing this on blog. 
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