Landsdale couple appeals for return of camera with pictures of newborn son


Eloise and Delio Lavorgna with Leonardo. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Landsdale couple appeals for return of camera with pictures of newborn son
Eloise and Delio Lavorgna with Leonardo. Picture: Martin Kennealey

A LANDSDALE couple are appealing for help to find their camera, which contains photos of their newborn son.

Eloise and Delio Lavorgna’s son Leonardo was born by emergency caesarean on July 23 at Joondalup Health Campus.

Mrs Lavorgna said their digital camera, a Sony HX300, went missing the following day.

“(Leonardo) had breathing difficulties and trouble keeping his core temp so was whisked off to the neonatal intensive care unit,” she said.

“The following morning I was taken in a wheelchair to go visit him and then back to my room.

“The midwife took the wheelchair without realising it had our camera in the back with the photos of his birth and first 24 hours of his life, along with many other treasured family memories and the birth of our daughter almost two years ago.

“We are desperately searching for our memory card as these pictures are irreplaceable and moments we will never get back.

“I don’t care about the camera; all I want is the memory card that holds the photos.”

Mrs Lavorgna said Leonardo was doing well and they checked out of hospital last Thursday, but had been calling back every day to see if the hospital’s efforts to relocate the camera had been successful.

Anyone with information can call Joondalup Private Hospital on 9400 9999.