Luna's Run

By John Harb

I'm fundraising for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at The Royal

Following some pregnancy complications, Michelle and Nick's beautiful daughter, Luna was born early at just 25 weeks and 4 days old.

Since her early arrival, Luna has called The Royal Hospital for Women's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) home. Here she receives around-the-clock care from The Royal's exceptional team of clinicians.

"The team at The Royal have been nothing short of excellent. The team is smart, caring, and most importantly prepared for all the problems that may arise and take all precautions possible to avoid major problems. Everyone is so helpful and informative...they don't hide anything and try to be honest about what's happening, helping you feel like you understand where your baby is at." - Michelle

Michelle and Nick are looking forward to being able to bring Luna home in the coming months to join big brother, Alfie.

Inspired by Luna's strength and the commitment and dedication of the NICU clinical team, Luna's grandfather, John has decided to undertake the adventure of a lifetime to raise much-needed funds for the Newborn Intensive Unit. John will be running from Perth to Sydney (nearly 4,000km) and is asking for your help to get him there.

Currently, government funding only provides the basics for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Nearly all of the specialised equipment, programs, and research have been funded through the generosity of donors and fundraisers. Nearly 80% of the equipment in the unit, including the equipment keeping Luna alive, has been purchased through donations.

"Dad is an extremely determined and dedicated person who doesn't give up and finishes what he starts, so even though he is in his early 60s with no real prior marathon running experience I believe he will make it no matter what."

John is hoping to raise significant funds for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit to help fund purchase more state-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge research, and life-transforming programs.

We look forward to bringing you more details about John's run in the coming weeks.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Joseph Montuoro

Good luck John, I know that you WON'T need it my friend ;-)


Daniela Petrocitto


Joanne Salerno

I hope little Luna is doing well. Love & prayers Jo & Nick Salerno


Anna Marcocci




All the very best to your granddaughter and her family. Wishing you all the success in your quest.



Prayers for baby Luna and the whole family ❤️🙏🏻❤️

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