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About Lucky Little Lungs

2 very important little heros in my life have been heavily impacted with Chronic Lung Disease. Firstly my god daughter Lily who was born at just 25 weeks gestation and secondly my son Zayne who was born at 36 weeks and falling ill immediately after inhaling amniotic fluid. These are there stories: ZAYNE: while my pregnancy with zayne was complication free, his birth wasn't what I was expecting. From that moment the fight within me to be strong when being strong was my only option kicked in. Zayne was grey, he was taken from me after birth and rushed out the door. "What's happening?? Where are you taking him??" Is he alive? Is he ok? The silence was like cancer, everything stood still. When finally spoken to by midwife I was told zayne is in respitory distress, and needs oxygen, and monitoring in the special care nursery. "What is respitory distress? Why didn't I have the answers and why can't I understand what's happening??!!" I was taken by staff to the nursery where zayne was laying on his back not responsive to the 5 midwives and 1 peadiatric Dr. All attempting to insert IVs into Zaynes tiny little new born arms, wrists, then legs in the end. Zaynes veins collapsed and his body went further into respitory distress. I broke. Leaning against a pillar I had to hold myself up... silent tears drowning my face with no words coming out. I knew my baby was sick, but at the time I did not understand just how sick he would be, and that the next 19 months would change my life forever. "Your sons airways were extensively obstructed, resulting in chemical irritation to the lung tissue causing pneumonitis" ....... those words meant nothing to me, Yet immediately the guilt set in. Breaking down thinking what did I do so wrong, how did this happen, why him??? Still to this day I ask these questions over and over to myself. As a mother we want to do everything to protect our children, but in this case, I was helpless. Since this day, Zayne has had over 14 lung infections and flare ups, copious amounts of steroids, preventers, ventolin, anti biotics, Drs appointments, infant lung paediatrician/specialist appointments and 3 emerganacy ambulance trips when he has stopped breathing. We ARE the lucky ones though. Zayne is still alive, he is smiling, he is happy and he is LOVED. 1 in 7 deaths are caused by lung disease. Let's change lives and help raise money and awareness to an amazing foundation who work timelessly for those impacted in Australia. I am taking part in Lung Foundation Australia to raise much needed funds for Lung Foundation Australia. Their work is really important, and I want to do what I can to help. But there is only so much I can do on my own. You can help too, by donating to my page. Any amount you can give Will help change lives of our loved ones. Thank you for your generosity and support -- it means a lot to me. Together we can help Lung Foundation Australia create the world we want to see.

Lung Foundation Australia

Anyone can get lung disease. It affects 1 in 4 Australians and is the second leading cause of death.

Lung Foundation Australia is the only charity in Australia providing support and a voice for people with lung disease, their families, carers, health professionals and the general community. 

We fund life-changing research and facilitate early detection by supporting best practice clinical management and delivering lung health programs. We work to empower those with lung disease to take the important steps they can to enjoy a better quality of life by understanding and managing their disease. 

Lung Foundation Australia works across all areas of lung disease, with a particular focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung cancer and rare lung diseases including Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), bronchiectasis and rare lung disease in children.  

We offer a range of support and services to help people to manage their lung condition and improve their lung health and wellbeing. Your generous donations ensure we can continue to: 

- Drive community awareness about lung health

- Fund word class research

- Advocate for people with a lung condition

- Provide information and support for patients

- Facilitate best-practice training and education for health professionals.

Lung Foundation Australia relies on funding from individuals, families, businesses and industry organisations and are deeply appreciated of this generosity. To increase our support for research, patients and advocacy, it is critical we continue to build our capacity to raise further funds in the community. 

Fundraise by creating your own fundraising challenge. Fundraising can be a lot of fun and a great way to get the community together for a purpose. 

Thank you for your kind support.


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