Baldivis family to Walk for Prems

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph

A Baldivis family is participating in the Walk for Prems on Sunday in support of premature babies and to raise funds for charity Life’s Little Treasures.

Amy and Mick Fairman will be walking with their team, called King Edwards Baby Mammas, and are hoping to raise awareness and much-needed funds for premature births after their third daughter was born 13 weeks early.

Matilda was born via C-section at Kind Edwards Hospital when Mrs Fairman’s waters broke at just 25 weeks.

The newborn weighed just over 1kg and was 33cm at birth, spending more than 10 weeks in the hospital.

“She’s five months now and doing really well,” Mrs Fairman said.

“My other two daughters were overdue, so I wasn’t expecting to have a premature baby.”

Mrs Fairman said the walk was a great way to raise awareness and meet with others who have shared similar experiences.

The Walk for Prems is the largest annual fundraiser by Life’s Little Treasures.

The foundation hopes to raise $250,000.

To sponsor Matilda visit www.lifeslittletreasuresfundraising.com.au/PremmiesdonationforMatilda.

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