Family Stories

Hadleigh’s Story | Medically Fragile Child

When Hadleigh was born three months early we had no real idea what life was going to be like. Everyone told us stories of their uncle's next-door neighbour who grew to six foot six and could count and spell by their first birthday.  We expected a couple of months in the NICU, learning to breathe, [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Family Stories|0 Comments

The Foot Family | Walking alongside parents

It's a simple wish as a parent, to have happy healthy children.  However for some parents this wish sadly doesn't come true.   For some they will receive the devastating news that their child has a serious health condition.  The world as they once knew it changes forever. Priscilla and Michael, parents of a five year [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|Family Stories|0 Comments

Connie and Alex | Severe Gastric Reflux

At 37 weeks, Alex arrived happy and healthy at Waikato Hospital.  But just hours after they were transferred to River Ridge East Birth Centre, Alex developed breathing problems and was admitted to Waikato Hospital's Newborn(neonatal) Intensive Care Unit(NCIU) for two weeks. "In NICU he would feed and had low blood sugar so they gave him [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Family Stories|0 Comments