$10,634.06
$30,000
Jamie's Gift Miracle Babies Foundation
Jamie's Gift
$10,634.06
$30,000
Miracle Babies Foundation
Jamie's Gift
Jamie's Gift

My Story

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Approximately 25,000 babies are born prematurely in Australia each year. In 2010, our twins added to that number, with our son Jamie being declared dead after 20 minutes of resuscitation. Luckily for us, our story had a happy ending and Jamie revived after some skin on skin contact with us, his parents. Jamie and his twin, Emily, went on to spend the next 80 days in first the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and then the Special Care Nursery (SCN). During this time, they had immediate access to the most varied (and expensive) range of equipment you can imagine, all of which contributed to their essential growth and development. Sadly, this equipment doesn't come free, or cheap, for our public hospitals, and fundraising is essential if they are to continue to be able to accommodate the needs of these, our most fragile little Aussies. Jamie's Gift has been set up with the aim of raising as much money as possible for Miracle Babies (the national organisation) asking for donations from as little as $1. If we manage to get 30,000 people to chip in a dollar each, Miracle Babies could buy a new Isolette (otherwise known as a humidicrib, a warmed, isolated unit for unwell or premature newborns) for a needy hospital. Our main activity to contribute to this fundraising is Jamie's Dad, David, competing in Ironman triathlons around the country, with Busselton in WA coming up on December 6th. Here he'll put his body through a gruelling 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike ride and then, what the hey, run a 42.2 km marathon. We will be posting updates on our fundraising regularly on www.facebook.com/jamiesgift, and would love for you to spread the word and ask for a buck from anyone interested in helping out so we can reach our target. Thank you!
Love Kate, David, Jamie, Emily and Charlie Ogg

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