Remembering Nicolas and celebrating Adrian's life 2 yrs on

By Habib Family

Blackmores Marathon 2019 - Thank you for your support

It has been 2 years since our miracle babies were born at the Royal Hospital for Women. The wonderful memories of our son Nicolas live so strong in our hearts, and we are so proud of the progress Adrian has made.

Our identical twin boys were born prematurely at 25 weeks due to Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. They were lovingly cared for by the Doctors and Nurses of this hospital from the moment they were born and taken to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Adrian was born at 955 grams and Nicolas at 764 grams. We knew our tiny two would both have to fight to survive.

Sadly, Nicolas lost his battle and passed away after 8 days. He will always be our little fighter, and a part of our family! Adrian continued his fight in the NICU for over 100 days with the support of highly specialised medical and breathing equipment, and with the love and care offered by these special nurses and doctors.

After leaving the NICU, we have been lucky enough to have continued support through the Royal’s Growth and Development Clinic. During one of our early routine visits, Adrian was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP). The news was unexpected, but we have had so much love and support from our family and friends, and taken guidance and advice offered by the amazing team of Doctors and Therapists around us.

As a family we have faced many challenges over the last 2 years, but we are so blessed to have Adrian in our lives. He brings a smile to so many faces, and he just loves to make friends and say hello!

So this year, we are even more delighted to have Chris Bradford’s support in raising awareness and much needed funds for the NICU. Without his generosity we would not have been able to achieve what we have so far. Chris is offering his time (and lots of energy) to run the Blackmores Marathon this Sunday 15th September. He has been training hard so let's do everything we can to support Chris and champion his efforts again this year!

The NICU cares for over 1,000 premature and critically-ill babies each year, and is in urgent need of therapeutic hypothermia system – which is a piece of equipment for total body cooling for brain protection in babies with asphyxial cerebral insults. The NICU has one, but it is old. Recently they had to borrow one from RPA for the last baby because of machine breakdown in existing unit - it was delivered by a taxi, just in time to meet the critical period of first 6 hours from birth.

 Our aim is raise enough funds to purchase a new therapeutic hypothermia systemand whilst we are well on the way at over $4.5k, there is still a long way to go to get to the $28k necessary.

Big thanks to the MANY who have supported us through this time. We are so thankful and grateful for your continued support and love. 

Chris we hope you have a fun and safe run. You will smash it!!

 

 

 

Thank you to my Supporters

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G K & A

Love you guys!!!! Always!!! "The Farags"... Xxx

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The Abbouds($200) & Carl H($50)

Hi May, Thinking of you & your family. Hope Adrian continues to improve with every passing day. Can't wait to meet the little fighter.

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Ben Weldon

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Mike Ryan

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Em Campbell-pretty

Best wishes from Em and the team at Pretty Agile.

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Frederick

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Caroline Khalil

Proud of you my dear sister and with you all the way. Adrian and Nicolas are extremely blessed to have youas their mum xxxxx

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Liliana Makari

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard" ~ Winnie the Pooh Always in our hearts baby Nicolas "All footprints start small. The footprint of a premature baby starts smaller than most. Have patience, watch them grow, because in years to come, their footprint may be larger than yours." We cant wait for kisses & cuddles baby Adrian. To our beautiful friends/family Chris, May & Yvonne. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Your always in our thoughts. Love Ben, Liliana, Jordan, Noah, Gisele & Adrian xox

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Anonymous

We wish you, Chris, Yvonne and Adrian, many blessings. We will continue pray for Nicolas. Thank you for sharing your story and remember your family will always surrounded by love from us. Love from Ada, Sun and Justin xoxo.

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Karl

So sad to hear of your loss. Your strength in the face of such adversity is amazing and the money you raise will definitely be put to good use. The RWH is a fantastic hospital and the staff second to none. I hope Adrian continues to improve and you can all be at home together someday soon. Much love from my family to yours. Out thoughts are with you.

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Anonymous

My prayers and best wishes are with you , Chris and the kids. Stay strong ! Love always, Natasha

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Joe Boulous

Stay strong Mayleen. It is inspiring that you are making a positive difference out of such a difficult situation. You have my full support.

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Mark Abdelmalek

Hi, I am a long time friend of Chris who recently heard your story. May God bless, support and strengthen you always and your beautiful family, and fill your life with His peace and joy. Xox

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Felipe Loyola

Forever in our hearts ?? For my two strong nephews who I will forever look up to and their even stronger family, Mayleen, Chris and Yvonne who I am proud to call my cousins and niece.

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Belinda K

Hi May, am always thinking of you and your family. You guys have been through so much and it's so lovely to see a recent photo of Adrian! All the best for the run Bradford!!

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Cheyney Family

with love from the cheyney family xxx

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Millertafe"friends And Family "

Dearest Chris,May and Yvonne, Sending you all our love and support. Thinking of you all. We send all our love and strength to little Adrian and our deepest sympathies for the loss of little Nicolas. Forever in our thoughts and prayers xxx. Take care,stay strong, Love from Miller"friends and family" xxx

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Blazquez

Mayleen & Chris. All our support and best wishes. R&E

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Dean Nguyen

Nothing but love and support for you guys :)

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Dhiren Kulkarni

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Pooja Kumari

My best wishes and prayers for Habib’s family. Hope Chris has a great and safe run!

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David Tran

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Natasha Almeida Banerjee

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Nghia Tran

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Andrew Lefevre

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Vijayakumar Ekambaram

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Alice F

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Simone Turcsanyi

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Westpac

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Nathan Luck (westpac)

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Karl Houghton

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Ada Lui

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Prashant Risbud

Hi Mayleen & Chris, Thanks for sharing your story, I can only imagine what you guys are going through. Good to hear that Adrian is doing well, hope he comes home soon. Yvonne & Adrian are lucky to have strong & courageous parents like you two. Take care. -Prashant

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Susana

It is a Great Hospital that do so much or the premature babies. I am eternally thankful to them and I wish they can keep helping others .

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Dhana D

Very delighted to support Chris and NICU’s unique mission

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Alli Scheffer And Gerard Sharpe

In loving memory of baby Nicolas

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Abhishek Kumar Westpac

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Fabian, Anna, Sofia And Eva

For our beautiful nephews and Sofia and Eva's cousins. We will honour Nicolas' short life every day by making the most of every moment and cannot wait to have Adrian home so we can smother him with kisses. May and Chris your strength is inspiring and we love you guys (and Yvonne) more than you know. Love and hugs Tia Anna, Tio Fab, Sofia and Eva xxxx

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Simon Loyola

Love you guys ???

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Carlos Garcia

I am very proud of you two for been so strong . It was very sad to say good bye to Nicolas, I hope I will see him again.

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Gabriela Loyola

For my gorgeous nephews Nicolas and Adrian, who are the strongest & bravest boys I know!! Love you all! Forever in our hearts xx

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Mariela & Ivan

The least we can do for our family who has been touch with this heartbreaking event and we only thank our creator that gives you Mayleen and Chris the strength to overcome this and we are positive sure that you will have a reward. We're here for all of you. We'll always love you Mayleen,Chris,Ivonne,Adrian and Nicolas.

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G K & A

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Morgan Attard

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Souvik Ghosh

I am doing my bit. I hope this helps

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Archana Salgaonkar

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Tim Eddy (westpac)

Good luck Chris, and hope you are doing well Mayleen and family.

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Michael Arnold

Thanks Chris B for raising awareness. Mayleen and Chris H all the best with your family.

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Annie Mofsessian

Best wishes Mayleen. Great to see the support you and Chris are generating for the cause

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Kathryn Nankivell

My thoughts to you and yours, but my humble thanks for your willingness to take such a tragic event and bring focus and energy to something that will make a difference to so many others

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Westpac

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Shilpa Narasimhan

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Craig Georgans

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Augustine Widjaja

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Rajiv Nadkarni

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Muhammad

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Dan Lane

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John Joass

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Minoli D'silva

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Nick Webster

My thoughts are with you - such a wonderful cause to be supporting :)

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Joe Boulous

Great cause - for Nicolas and Adrian

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G G Ravi & Jyoti

Mayleen, Little did we know what was going on in your life. It is inspiring to see you and your family emerging with strength, love and courage.

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Jason Rophail

All our love xox

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Steven Beattie

Great job Chris Bradford!

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Rajiv Nadkarni

Hi Mayleen, It takes great courage to share your story. I hope Adrian comes home soon and leads a long healthy life. Take care, Rajiv

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Martha Kouts

In honor of all the miracle work performed at this special institution. So glad to hear Adrian is doing well. Hope you can bring him home soon. Martha xxx

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Jennifer Riedel

Mayleen and Chris, your family has been in my thoughts and prayers since the beginning. It takes great courage to share such personal and heartfelt words. I was both devestated and happy for you when I heard the news. I'm so glad you had such precious time with Nicolas and will have many more with Aiden. Donating a little to help such a wonderful cause is the least I can do. Much love xx

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Archana Salgaonkar

Hi Mayleen, You have been so brave and courageous. My best wishes for Adrian to come home soon. Keep up your positive approach!! -Archana

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Roger Iamamoto

Thank you for sharing the amazing work performed by The royal hospital for women, very touching and inspiring. Karina is missing Yvonne at childcare.

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Shannon Kliendienst

With much love, Shannon (Anna's work mate)

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Nishant Dubey

Mayleen you are an amazingly strong person and an inspiration. Hope Adrian is home soon healthy and happy. Take care. Nishant

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Marianne Wong

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Shilpa Narasimhan

Stay strong mayleen ! Your strength is inspiring ! Hope Adrian continues to improve. Our prayers with you and your family.

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Karen Blazquez

Thank you for sharing your story Mayleen. Thinking of you and Chris xoxo

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Bob Green

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Philip Spender

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Bernice Richards

Sending you all so much love, Bernice

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Stephanie Haddad

My daughter Amira sent the first 4 days of her life in an intensive care unit. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like for a 100 days whilst also processing the loss of a child. Worthy cause. Good luck Chris!

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Anonymous

For all the babies who need a little help

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Anonymous

Hang in there guys. You are all loved very much

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Triana Hope

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Brian & Jacqueline Lorenzetti

One of our favourite shows "This is us" has a line after a couple loses one of their babies. The doctor tells the father "I'd like to think you can take one of life's worst lemons and still find a way to make something that resembles lemonade." You are doing that by supporting this wonderful hospital in honour of your sons. The strength of your family is inspiring. Lots of love.

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Melissa Mackenzie

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Eduardo Loyola

For my beautiful niece, Mayleen , Chris, Yvonne, Adrian and my beautiful angel Nicolas always in my heart ?? love you all

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Gab, Mish & Isla Salinas

Sending our love & support xxx

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Melissa Mackenzie

So happy that Adrian is doing well and is now past 100 days. Lots of love Melissa xx

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Dejay Wijesekera

Great cause Chris!

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Anonymous

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Subbu Balakrishnan

May you have courage and strength on this difficult journey. Our prayers are with you.

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Afza Lodi

Sorry for your loss... Your family has proven that positive attitude can do miracles. Hope Adrian comes home soon healthy and happy. Best wishes for the great cause!

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Rana Mohiuddin

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Greg Walker

All the best Mayleen, and hope the support you get helps little Adrian. And I assume Chris made it through the marathon?

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Tushar Shinde

Best wishes to Adrian and Royal team!!

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Elodie Moran

i hope lots of funds can be raised

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Stephen Coutinho

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Nick Morling

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Mat Ashley

3hours 59 minutes. You got this Go Chris

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Roger Iamamoto

Chris have a wonderful run. Lovely initiative.

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Basavaraj Tukkannavar

Hi Mayleen, it's heartbreaking to hear about, but we all are with you and stand by you in this situation. You are an inspiration to all of us and have showed us how to help other by donating to hospital despite the situation you are in.

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Anonymous

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Anita Burton

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Bill Tzivakis

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Paula Geary

In honour of your little boys? , keep up the great work you all are amazing and strong ,I've had the pleasure of meeting your little Yvonne and husband and little Adrian from a far ,thank you to you both also for being a great support to Danielle ,Keith and baby Zara All my love an best wishes Paula

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