Our miracle twins - Nicolas and Adrian 2 yrs on

By Habib Family

Thank you for the love and support

It has been about 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 beautiful 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 when they arrived.

Nicolas survived for 8 days but only with the support of highly specialised breathing equipment offered in the NICU. He will always be our little fighter!

After leaving the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), we have been lucky enough to have continued support through the Hospital’s Growth and Development Clinic. During one of his early routine visits, Adrian was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP). The news was unexpected and unbelievable but we have educated ourselves as much as possible, and taken guidance and advice offered by the amazing team of Doctors and Therapists around us.

Our family has become so committed to giving Adrian every opportunity possible; to help him in achieving his major milestones and to having the best skills we can equip ourselves with; to ensure he is safe, happy, challenged and getting the most out of life! This life that he fought so hard to live! We are so blessed to have him.

For those who also may not know, Cerebral Palsy is a physical disability that affects movement, muscle tone and balance. It can affect your upper limbs, lower libs, or both, and it can range in the way it manifests from mild to more severe. At this stage for Adrian, we can see he has tightness in his calf and hamstring muscles, which affects the movement in his legs and feet. At one stage, very early on, we were told that he might not be able to walk.

Today, we are so proud and pleased to say, that he walks unassisted and is even trying to run! His team at the Royal along with his Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist and Speech therapist at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, have had such a huge impact on his quality of life, and our family as a whole – and we could not be more grateful.

Big thanks also to the amazing team at the Foundation for their support.

And to Chris Bradford for once again, this year, generously offering his time to run the Blackmores Marathon to help raise even more funds. Let's do everything we can to support Chris and champion his efforts again this year!

To all of our family and friends – your support and understanding over these past 2 years has been so amazing! We are so thankful and grateful for your continued support and love. Thank you for always being by our side and for so generously donating.

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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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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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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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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Alli Scheffer And Gerard Sharpe

In loving memory of baby Nicolas

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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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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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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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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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Philip Spender

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Bernice Richards

Sending you all so much love, Bernice

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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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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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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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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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