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Carve a path for your child.   Carve a path for your family.   Carve a path for you.   Don’t quit because things look different.   Take it slow, remember to breathe, laugh at yourself while doing it, and most of all…have fun.   Let others ask questions and stare.   We found that most just want to help […]

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For the bereaved fathers. A reflection on Nick, from Sara. Nic is a wonderful dad to every child God has blessed our family with, whether it be for one day or a lifetime, but it has always been a decision as parents for each one. Ansley, though…one day he came home from work and I told him, “We have a […]

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Join us as we interview Shiru Wanjiru to learn more about her HIE story and connection, finding support, ideas for advocacy, and the need for collaboration to improve access to equipment in areas of disparity. Learn about the nuances of her journey and the connections that have helped her advocate for cultural change and the reduction of stigma surrounding disability. […]

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April is HIE awareness month – and one of the daily themes is about Capturing HOPE. Connor experienced a lack of oxygen sometime during delivery – it was nobody’s fault – honestly it happens more than you think. For Connor, the brain damage resulted in Cerebral Palsy that affects motor control of his body. Hope for HIE is a nonprofit […]

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Up until 2.5 years ago, I, like most people, had never heard of HIE. Since April is HIE Awareness month, I decided to write a little about our experience. It was Sunday, October 7, 2018. Once again, I hadn’t felt the baby moving. I drove to the hospital to get monitored, thinking it would be like the last few times […]

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Hope for HIE *The first year * As days passed by, we were still waiting for big things to happen. Eliana still hadn’t cried, opened her eyes or even showed signs of a suck/swallow reflex. This was hard. She still wasn’t holding her own temperature and they were trying to get her sodium levels balanced. She had so much happening. […]

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Our daughter, Aubree, was born on the 16th December at 9.12am. After approximately 14 hours in labour my waters broke which showed thick meconium, my partner (Tom) called for the midwife and before I knew it I was being wheeled down to the labour ward. The CTG was put round me and we were asked ‘who’s cutting the babies cord?’ ‘do you […]

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Today marks 10 years since we stepped out of the NICU after (at that point in time) the most rollercoaster 21 days of our lives and the story really started to unravel. I wanted to write something really eloquent and profound but quite frankly I’m too tired today 🤣 Whatever stage you’re at, its OK to have shitty days, its OK […]

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Eliana Mae was born into this world at 6:38 pm on September 18th 2015. Despite all the odds against her she fought her way through 7 weeks in the NICU. We were never given an official life expectancy lecture, what we were given instead were encouraging words of hope from her neurologist. He informed us that the brain is a magnificent […]

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Following a beautiful, healthy pregnancy, I went into labour on the morning of December 7th, 2019. I woke up at about 5:30 am having some light contractions. I stayed in bed until about 7 am. When we got out of bed, we made raspberry pancakes for breakfast – something I had been craving. Danyel had planned to do his usual […]

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