A Star for Harper Rose

By Jade Redmond

I'm fundraising for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation

On 22 May 2021, at 4:44am, our beautiful girl, Harper Rose Patten, was born with Angel wings.

From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew her life, albeit brief, would lead to something incredible and meaningful.

Right now, that begins with a gold star.

Harper was born at the Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick. In the months leading up to her birth, the doctors, specialists and midwives attended to us with such an incredible amount of compassion and empathy. They supported us as we navigated countless ultrasounds, tests, horrific anxiety, overwhelming information and crippling results.

The midwives who looked after me through my labour, who delivered our precious Harper with so much love and gentleness, and who visited me on my darkest days at home postpartum with empty arms, are walking angels on earth. I would not have survived both physically and emotionally through the birth and loss of our baby girl without their love and kindness.

The Royal Hospital for Women has a wall of Baby Stars in the hospital. Each star has the name of a baby born in the hospital, and is purchased making a donation to go towards the incredible care provided there.

Harper Rose will always be the brightest star in our lives. Physically, we ache for her every single day but in spirit we know she is destined to do incredible things.

This August, on her due date, instead of taking our baby girl home in our arms like we should have, we would instead like to visit the hospital and plant the brightest gold star of the entire wall with her name on it. We want to hand over the biggest donation amount the hospital has received for a gold star in our baby girls name.

We want her name to help support future families that attend the Royal Hospital for Women to receive the incredible care that we received. To go towards equipment and research that may help families navigating similar tragedy to us.

Donations are tax deductible, and we truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts for remembering our Angel and providing her with a special star.

With love, Craig, Jade and Harper Rose.

Thank you to my Supporters

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Anonymous

Thinking of you guys, what a beautiful way to remember Harper. Love Cat, Andrew and Juliet.

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Aureus Financial

Hi Jade, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Craig and Harper Rose at this difficult time. Sending our love, Jackson and the Aureus team

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Katina

Harper Rose will always be the brightest star. ♥️

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Anonymous

Our heart breaks with you, Jade. Thank you for sharing your story. Julie S

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Mary Chigwidden

Wishing your family unbelievable peace and recovery in a time of pure raw grief and pain xxxx

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Anonymous

With love, Campbell and Susie

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Bettina Wood

Harper Rose will remain forever in our thoughts & memories. Our sincere. love & heartfelt condolences to you Jade & Craig

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Sharon Sweeny

With all our love, Dad and Sharon.xx

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Brands Broadway Car Repairs

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Tracy Creasey

Always in our hearts. Love from Tracy, Stuart, Declan, Jordan, Ryan and Eileen. xx

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Lisa F

Sending so much love!!!

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Anonymous

Nobody deserves this. I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Pain that is not transformed is transmitted. Lean on each other. Love each other. You are stronger together. Harper Rose, maybe we never would have met anyway. But you are loved and you are in my heart. Love eternally Uncle

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Lauren Evanson

The brightest star, Harper Rose xx

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Francisco Carmona

great initiative full of lovr

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Mel

As a mum, I can’t bring to imagine you’re pain. So just a small kindness to help you acknowledge your precious daughter Harper Rose x

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Eleanor Lobb

Lots of love to you, Craig and Harper Rose

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Mel Kinnaird

Much love πŸ’•

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Anonymous

May Harper Rose have the brightest of stars.

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Samantha Gilmore

So much love

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Christina Maropoulos

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Justine

For you and your daughter who touched me. From Justine on Instagram x

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Richard Warner

For Harper Rose's bigger plan.

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Natasha And James

Sending our love and prayers ❀️

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Faye & Chris Robinson

Dear Craig & Jade. Harper Rose 🌹 Patten - You will always be a star 🌟 in our eyes. Love nan & pop πŸ˜˜πŸ’”πŸŒΉπŸŒŸ

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Anonymous

In memory of Harper Rose and all angel babies xx

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Lyce, Lew & Poppy

Shine bright baby girl.

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Anonymous

❀️

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Tara Cooper

You are the strongest person I know and it is heartwarming that in these moments of pain you find it in you to give to others this way. I am so sorry for your loss monkey. Love you to the moon and back and are in my thoughts constantly xx

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J Date

Lots of love to you all

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Nerida Singleton

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Meri Hendriks

Wishing you all the best. They are a wonderful hospital. I delivered my twin premature baby girls in December last year unfortunately losing one 4 days after delivery. My other girl spent 2 weeks in nicu and the care we received will never be forgotten. All my love

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Natali Gagliardi

Such a beautiful angel. 🀍🀍🀍

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Damo And Sal

For the brightest star, Harper Rose ⭐️🌹. Lots of love D & S

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Caitlin Ramsay

Thinking of you all. Xxx

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Victoria Drese

Harper will always be in our hearts and memories and I hope this small gift goes some way to memoralising her life, as she is much loved and always remembered.

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Tania

Thinking of you Jade and your beautiful angel Harper πŸ’•πŸ’• sending much love xx

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Anonymous

I’m so sorry to hear about this! You are incredibly strong and what a beautiful thing to do for your daughter. Go gently.

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Anonymous

What a wonderful way to remember Harper. May her star shine bright ❀️

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Wayne Morison

Jade and Craig you are both in our thoughts. Harper Rose 🌹 a beautiful little angel loved forever. Love you ❀️❀️ πŸ‘Ό

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Danielle Holland

In memory of your beautiful Harper Rose x

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Anonymous

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Nicky Houllis

Harper Rose ❀ a beautiful angel baby with the brightest star

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Meagan Donaldson

From one loss mama to another in memory of Violet and Harper. Our babies will never be forgotten xx

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Mina Nestorovski

Hope this puts a smile on your face because you and your family deserve it. Your little girl will be very proud x

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Gianna Boland

Hi Jade, I don’t know you but have followed your story through IG. My most deep and heart felt condolences to you and your partner on this tragic loss. I can’t even comprehend the agony you must feel. I hope my donation makes a difference. Sending my love Gianna

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James

Thinking of you both ❀️

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Dani

Sending you all lots of love! You both are an inspiration, so strong and so brave!! Always thinking of you, love Dani, John, Noah and Tommy xxx

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Nadia & Ronny Haryanto

Dear Jade and Craig, Thinking of you both and Harper Rose x

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Julie Frinsdorf

So so proud of you darling for doing this fundraiser. Love you.

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Rob And Dani Morison

What a beautiful way to honour your beautiful girl Harper Rose. All our love, Rob, Dani and the boys ❀️

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Rowena Smith

Harper Rose will shine bright in your heart, and in your life forever Xx

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Alice May Redmond

She floats with us, forever in our hearts, guiding us to more love, compassion & truth. I love you so much xxx love aunty alice

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Caz Bruce

For gorgeous Star 🌟🌹Harper Rose πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

$45.76

Hunter Harris

We love you Harper Rose

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Kaye Patten

Harper Rose Patten πŸŒΉπŸ’” Forever in our hearts ♥️

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Sammy Ciano

Sending you love and light x

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Ann-maree Imrie

Beautiful Jade, a lil donation to bring your total to $5,044. Much love to you, precious Harper and your whole family 😘

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Tara + Angel Irving

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Molly Alphonso

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Lisa Humphries

Sending lots of love and star dust ✨

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Anonymous

LOVE TO YOU JADE and CRAIG. Harper's spirit will always be around. It wasn't the right time for her journey. Julie

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Milly

Sending you all my love and while it’s never easy to know what to say, I’m so impressed by your honesty and bravery and I wish you and your partner all the strength and hope and love I can. Sending a kiss to your beautiful daughter.

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Penny Harvey

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Anonymous

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Joanna Collins

May your star eternally shine bright.

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Ella Kay

Lots of πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™β€πŸ’šπŸ§‘πŸ’›

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Em & Ross Kirkwood

Sending love and strength to both of you. Love Emily, Ross and the girls

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Hannah Greig

While we have never met, our love and thoughts are with you. May Harper always be looking down on her Mummy and Daddy in admiration of the work you are doing to have her name up in lights and support the incredible work of the hospital and it’s many amazing staff members xx Charlie, Hannah & Tillie

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Jemma

All my love xx

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Bianca Valles

I hope our angels are playing together amongst the clouds. Sending love to you and your beautiful girl 🌹

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Renae Litzner

Thank you for sharing your journey during this extremely difficult time. Your words help others more than you know. Rest in Peace little angel.

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Erika

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Crystal Woodyard

Beautiful Harper Rose may you forever light up the sky.

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Laurina

You are incredible and Harper is so lucky to have you as your mum πŸ’–

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Natalie Colusso

My prayers are with you and your special little angel! Cannot wait to see the picture of the brightest gold star

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Sarah

For Harper; may everyone know her name. I hope her brightest star brings you some peace x

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Bonnie Glasson

What a wonderful way to honour your beautiful Harper Rose 🌹 Lots of love πŸ’—

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Kaite Saunders

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Anonymous

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Annie Wall

With much love and hugs, always

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Danielle Jade

For your beautiful girl, Harper Rose 🀍🌹 May our angel babies rest in internal love xx

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Harper Rose, sweet girl, you are beautiful and your soul will leave a mark on this world xx

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Sherry

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Anonymous

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Nicola Thiele

The final touch to your target, touched my heart reading your story πŸ’œ

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