Only one year ago, Hannah-Ruth was born into this world, 16 weeks early and weighing 680grams.  The odds were stacked against her and the situation was an overwhelming and terrifying scene.  

Just one year later and what a joy it is to see Hannah-Ruth celebrate her first birthday.  Parents Josh and Megan Spence, recently celebrated her birthday with family and friends and are proud to report that whilst life hasn’t been wtihout it’s challenges Hannah-Ruth was coming along in leaps and bounds.  Close to crawling, and a chatterbox.  

Read the full story:  You can read the full article published in the Otago Daily Times about her progress here.


Other related links:

  • Read the original 2016 story, and a link to an earlier article in the Otago Daily Times, here.
  • You can follow The Journey of Hannah-Ruth via their Facebook page here.
  • One Percent Collective. Helping The Neonatal Trust support families going through the stress and anxiety of a neonatal journey.Read the story as covered by our good friends at One Percent Collective* here
     * The Neonatal Trust is privileged to be one of the charities being supported by the One Percent Collective. We now have 100+ supporters donating an average of $3.60 per week through their great model – helping us to provide more of this support.

+++ Many thanks to Josh and Megan for the update and a Big Happy Birthday to Hannah-Ruth! +++