Walk for Prems: north coast mothers unite to raise funds for support group


Sam Morrison with Piper and Corey, Louise Barnes with London and Lucas, and Danielle Adams with Emma will all be taking part in the Walk for Prems Picture: Matt Jelonek        d460467
Sam Morrison with Piper and Corey, Louise Barnes with London and Lucas, and Danielle Adams with Emma will all be taking part in the Walk for Prems Picture: Matt Jelonek        d460467

A GROUP of north coast mothers and their young children will take part in this weekend’s Walk for Prems.

Calling themselves the Tuff Teenies team, two of the three mothers were prompted to take part in the annual fundraiser for Life’s Little Treasures Foundation after their children were born premature.

On October 23, Alkimos resident Danielle Adams will walk with her daughter Emma (2), who was born 11 weeks premature.

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Mrs Adams said a routine midwife appointment in January 2014 revealed she had pre-eclampsia and Emma arrived 29 weeks into the pregnancy, weighing 800 grams.

Although she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in October 2014, the toddler is now doing well.

Friend Louise Barnes, of Jindalee, also saw her second child London (five months) arrive five weeks early, motivating her to set up the team to do the walk with her daughter and son Lucas (2).

Another friend from Butler, Samantha Morrison and her children Corey (2) and Piper (eight months), will join the team walking at Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth.

The event raises funds for the foundation to provide free support and education for families with premature babies.

Visit www.walkforprems.org.au or donate to Tuff Teenies at http://tinyurl.com/gkpjwte.