Help a Miracle this Christmas
Every year in Australia, 48,000 babies are born requiring specialised care. Of these, 27,000 are born premature and up to 1,000 babies will sadly lose their fight for life.
This Christmas day, 132 babies will be born premature or sick and will sadly spend the next few weeks, months or even up to one year in hospital under the care of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN).
Having a baby born not as expected can be life-changing and it affects the entire family. Babies can go on to face lifelong challenges including disabilities, developmental delays or behavioural issues and parents are 2.5 times more likely to develop post-natal depression.
Help a Miracle like Rylan and his family this Christmas.
Donate $10 to bring a little Christmas cheer by providing a gift to a family spending Christmas with their baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Special Care Nursery.
Or, make a donation of $143 to provide full access to our emotional support services and resources for one more family during their entire hospital journey.
Miracle Mum Tahlia shares her story of baby Rylan born at 29 weeks:
"Rylan was born via emergency caesarean at 29 weeks, weighing 1470 grams and 36.6cm in length.
Although we all have our ups and downs, he is doing amazing. We can’t wait for the day we get told we can take him home!"
Like many families, Rylan's family is hoping to be able to spend Christmas Day together. Sadly, many babies will spend their first Christmas in the NICU. Your support can help make a difference.