Happy 1st Birthday Matilda

By Bethany Wharton

I'm fundraising for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation

To celebrate our little miracle babes first birthday Matthew and I would like to give back and thank the hospital who made this day possible. 

Matilda Mae Rose Wharton was born via emergency caesarean at 11:53am on 23rd April 2018 at 30weeks6days gestation weighing only 996grams and measuring 35cm long. She spent the first 9 weeks of her life in 2 separate hospitals, however it was the Royal Hospital for Women where Matilda spent the first 5 weeks of her life. 

As we live on the South Coast NSW, I was unable to deliver at the two hospitals closer to home as they would not be able to facilitate such a complicated and fragile birth. Thankfully I was emergency transferred to the Royal and from the moment I got there we received the most amazing and special care. Without a doubt Matilda would not have survived had we not been in one of the best NICUs in the state. 

To the nurses, doctors, obstetricians, surgeons, neonatologists, auxiliary medical support staff, facilities support staff, and midwives we are eternally grateful of your service and dedication to your patients. Thank you for keeping us both safe. 

We are asking our friends and family who would like to join us in celebrating Matilda’s birthday to please make a donation in her name to the Royal Women foundation in lieu of gifts.  This will help other other families hopefully reach the same milestone and provide much needed new and updated equipment. Below you will find the details of how to contribute to her campaign and we appreciate all of your donations large and small. 


Happy Birthday Little Bubba xx 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Cookie And Papi

Hoping this very small donation for a very big cause helps bring another beautiful bubba into the world. Matilda you are our light and we love you more than we can ever say - you are our world. Cookie and Papi


Graham Wharton


Gayle & Les Wharton


Seanna, Scott, Jordan, Erin And River

Happy 1st Birthday Love the SA Hahesy’s 😘


Bethany Wharton


Desley Fairhall

Hi Bethany, Matt and Matilda. So very happy to donate to help other little munchkins who will need the help your little bundle of gorgeous needed. Happy Birthday Matilda


Jason Stone

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter Matilda... Kind regards Jason (gardener at Jaspers)


Stephen H


Janet Knight

Happy first Birthday little miracle baby. Much love from Garry and Janet xox


Christine Hahesy

A very Happy Birthday to Matilda. Love to all of you from Nanny and Poppy.😘


Ashleigh Lawson

Dreams can come true xoxo


Phil, Kate & Bob Hadley/dryburgh

Happy Birthday beautiful Matilda, you are such a strong amazing brave little girl as we know this from your journey so far and determination of non sleeping haha we wish for many more happy birthdays to come <3 xoxoxox


Jess, Dom And Amara Morvai

Happy 1st Birthday Matilda! You are a little ray of sunshine and we hope you have a magical day. Xx


The Albrights

Happy Birthday Matilda! You're still short...



Happy Birthday Matilda Such a precious gift you are Love Grandmama


Great Great Uncle Pete

Happy Birthday Precious Love Uncle Peter

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