In 2016 when Neeve was born our family was suddenly thrown into a whole new world. She was born with laryngomalacia (floppy voicebox). I was only to briefly hold her until she was whisked away to NICU where she was observed. We were lucky to come home with our 'squeaky baby' until a week later our already chaotic world turned upside down.
Neeve had caught a viral infection and due to the laryngomalacia, this would cause her at times, to stop breathing.
She required surgery to open her airways to help her breathe. After our second trip to hospital in 3 weeks, she stayed in until at 9 weeks she had the long awaited surgery. After surgery she was a different girl. No tubes for feeding or breathing.
The teams at the Queensland Children's Hospital are amazing. They are a strength when as a parent, it can be a struggle to find that strength. We are lucky, Neeve had an answer to her condition. I can't thank the teams at QCH enough.
I’ll be taking part in the Paddle for Kids Festival and Dragon Boat Race Day to support Juiced TV in their mission to connect sick kids across Australia. Please show your support for me, and for sick kids, by donating however much you can using the ‘Give Now’ button. The more people who know about Juiced TV and the Children’s Hospital Foundation, the greater the impact. Please help me to spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family too. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Hope to see you at Paddle for Kids on Saturday, 15th June 2019!