WHEN Indiana Harley gave birth to her son Jackson last June, he was tiny and born 10 weeks early.
Now with a healthy one-year-old, the Beeliar resident wants to give back to not-for-profit organisation Life’s Little Treasures Foundation, which helped her through the early days of raising her premature baby.
Ms Harley will be among hundreds who will take part in this month’s 2018 Walk for Prems at Sir James Mitchell Park in support of premature and sick babies.
She said her own experience had made the issue an important one for her and her family.
“This is my way of giving back to a wonderful organisation and raising money for them to continue to provide these resources for families who will walk along this journey like ours did,” she said.
“An event like this is very important, it brings families you met along the way back together in a very friendly environment to enjoy a lovely day out as well as get some great exercise in as well.
“You meet other people and you are able to exchange stories and get to know that you are never alone and someone else is in such similar situations as ours.
“It also is very important as I found out for myself that events like this are as great support, its a positive atmosphere and it has actually helped with my mental health that took a beating last year.”
All funds raised from the 2018 Walk for Prems on October 28 will be donated to Life’s Little Treasures Foundation.
Visit walkforprems.org.au to donate.