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Crystal’s Story

At my 20 week ultrasound, we were happy to hear we were having a girl but then I received an unexpected phone call three days later saying I needed to see my doctor. At that time I automatically thought what’s wrong? That could be the onl…

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My heart child, Skye Abigail

Our first child, Skye, was born on March 2nd 2005. She was perfect for 5 days, although very quiet and a bit blue.

Preparing for discharge, an intern gave her a check over and asked if anyone had mentioned her heart murmur. From there, …

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Macca’s Story

A Champion in more than one way
Eight year old Macca Harrison-Kern prepares to take on the Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships this July with more than just the intention to win. Named after his grandfather Allan MacGregor, Macc…

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Alira’s Story

Alira’s story begins at our 20 week ultrasound here in Ballarat Base Hospital where a sonographer detected something slightly wrong with our unborn baby’s heart. After a second opinion and an appointment with our obstetrician, we were o…

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Ellie Gibson

April 6th 2006 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Ellie Kate.  My husband Wayne and I couldn’t have been happier.  Wayne already had two children Bryan, 14 and Brittany, 12, but Ellie was my first child.  She was perfect.   Later…

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Riley McDowell

Riley Daniel McDowell was born on the 9th May 2001. The centenary of Federation! The day before he was born, an ultrasound picked up an abnormality and we were transferred from The Angliss hospital to Monash Medical Centre. When we say that…

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Sebastien Ulehla

Boris and I were thrilled when we discovered I was pregnant at Easter and our long waited for baby was due Christmas 2007.  Being first time older parents who had experienced two miscarriages, we were told all the doom and gloom stories ab…

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Vivienne Prendergast

Our daughter Vivienne had always been an extremely unsettled baby.  From day one, she never slept and rarely ate, always on the borderline of being underweight.  It was at 18 months of age that she contracted a common cold which lead to w…

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Cameron O’Reilly

My husband and I were happy to find out that I was pregnant.  Many weeks went by and at the 18 week ultrasound, we found out that our son had heart problems. I had to have a test called amniocentesis with a needle into my stomach to see if…

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Thomas Federico

It was at my 13th week ultrasound that my husband and I first learnt that our second child may have some health problems.  The ultrasound indicated some thickening around the neck and after a few sleepless nights, I had a CVS test. CVS or …

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