A Cry For Help For A Family In Need
We’ve been asked to help a family in country Victoria. Their baby boy was born 13 weeks premature and had to be airlifted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Melbourne. Their hometown is more than 350km away.
Mum and Dad had to drop everything and head to Melbourne, away from all their friends and family to spend a long and gruelling 12 weeks in and out of the NICU. Life has come to a standstill.
Having a premature baby was hard enough. What happened next is unbelievable. While this couple were in Melbourne by their baby’s side, their home was burgled. They were left with nothing.
This family needs our help urgently. They are finally returning home with their new baby and their Maternal Child Health Nurse has asked we provide the essentials they need - a pram, linen and clothing bundles, toiletries and nappies.
It costs us on average $126 per baby or child to provide them with everything they need. It’s incredibly cost efficient when you think of how many items we give to families throughout the year.
Can you please help to provide a family in need with a bundle full of all the essentials like a cot, pram, car seat, warm clothing and nappies?