A Baldivis mother-of-two is organising a fundraising high tea to help support an issue close to her heart.
Megan Norbury became involved with the Miracle Babies Foundation, Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them, after the birth of her second son.
Mrs Norbury’s sons, Angus and Saxon, were born premature, which left her feeling scared, confused, worried and isolated.
“My friends and family tried to be supportive, but didn’t really understand what I was going through,” she said.
“When I found Miracle Babies years later, I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I never wanted parents to feel as alone as I did.”
“Now I visit families in hospital and facilitate the playgroups and can provide the support as I really get it and can completely understand their journey. It’s my way of giving back.”
Established in 2005, the Miracle Babies Foundation provides programs and resources to support a family’s experience from a threatened pregnancy, hospital journey with a premature or sick newborn, and the transition to home and beyond.
More than 3000 babies are born premature or sick in WA each year.
“This year I am organising our first fundraising high tea to raise much needed funds to support miracle families through our NurtureProgram, including resources and services for families of babies born premature and sick,” Mrs Norbury said.
The NurtureProgram consists of NurtureLine, a 24-hour support line for families, peer support in the NICUs at Fiona Stanley and King Edward Memorial hospitals, and Peel and Joondalup health campuses.
NurtureGroups operates in Warnbro and offers support to families free of charge.
The fundraising high tea is on Sunday, May 19 at the Pagoda Resort and Spa, Como from 1.30-3.30pm. Tickets are $55 from miraclebabies.org.au until Friday.