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Aaliyah’s Appeal celebrates premmie powerhouse

website-story.jpgAsh and Matt Weyell believe in miracles. When their daughter Aaliyah was born premature via emergency c-section in January 2021, they had to.

Aaliyah recently celebrated her 1st birthday in spectacular style with an army of friends and family. The path to 1 however wasn’t without its challenges. 

Following her premature birth Aaliyah would spend 2 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

“NICU was a rollercoaster of highs and lows and something I hope to never have to experience again,” Ash reflects.

“Aaliyah has overcome so many obstacles, like hip dysplasia and food sensitivities, but always with a smile. She just decided she needed to come 5 weeks early.”

As part of Aaliyah’s Birthday Appeal, family, friends and work colleagues have raise more than $2500 to support WIRF’s pioneering research into preterm birth prevention. A raffle within Matt’s work is set to raise the fundraising total even further.

“Knowing that Aaliyah, our family, and so many that have supported this Appeal, are directly contributing to a future where no baby is born too soon is a great source of pride for all involved.”

The community-based fundraising efforts of families like the Weyell’s form a critical part of enabling WIRF’s research programs and our ability to innovate and respond to major health problems.

You can still support Aaliyah's Birthday Appeal here.

To find out more about community-based fundraising with WIRF, and how we can take your event, cause or appeal to the next level, contact WIRF here.


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