Laura channels triplets’ strength for HBF Run for a Reason 2018
East Fremantle mother, Laura Sarubin knows all about adversity and overcoming a challenge almost seemingly insurmountable.
Laura is the proud mother of premmie triplet daughters (Anna, Isabella and Felicity) born at just 32 weeks at King Edward Memorial Hospital in 2015.
Worldwide, 15 million babies are born preterm each year. In WA alone, more than 3000 babies are born preterm each year.
Weighing just 1.3kg, 1.2kg and 1.1kg, the girls would also have to overcome the rare twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and severe pre-eclampsia among the other issues associated with their low birth weight.
“When we decided to start a family I envisaged lots of cuddles with a healthy, chubby full term baby and knowing that our girls would be born early made me very anxious about their health outcomes and the future,” Laura said.
“The start to life is so important and thanks to our amazing obstetrician and the research done by the Women and Infants Research Foundation our girls are healthy 2 year olds who are chatting, running and keeping us on our toes.”
Laura will be tackling the gruelling 12km course as part of HBF Run for a Reason 2018; raising much needed funds for WIRF.
“I know that we are the lucky ones and I am inspired to run for WIRF and their quest to save and improve the lives of women and their little miracles. I know the girls' strength, determination and tenacity will be with me every step of the way.”
WIRF is lucky to be chosen as beneficiary of some exceptional people and their personal fundraising events. To find out more about community-based fundraising with WIRF contact Richie Hodgson on (08) 6458 1387.
View and donate to Laura’s EverydayHero appeal here.