Personal stories

Ethan's early arrival and journey

Read this beautifully written story as told by Ethans mum Nicky.

"I have been looking back through the scrapbooks I made to document his journey and it’s bought the memories back so vividly.  There are so many things you do not know until you are there in this world, this group – this amazing special group that you suddenly become part of"

A double 23 week miracle

Read all about 23week twins Devon and Lincoln and their 7 month neonatal journey.

Very real connection for The Body Shop

A current campaign with The Body Shop revealed a very real connection for the manager of their Nelson store.

"We're blessed because instead of feeling our babies growing inside of us, we get to watch our babies grow and develop from the outside and that's a real blessing'

Bellyful supporting Neonatal families

Juggling a new baby is difficult, let alone when they're 4 months early and you have other children to care for.  Bellyful can be a huge assistance when you're trying to fill hungry tummies during stressful times.  

Neonatal twins celebrate their first birthday

"We learned to find happiness in their strange little milestones and we began to enjoy the two tiny babies we did have"

Read all about the rough start these beautiful twins, Matilda and Penelope, had as their parents were continually told to simply "wait and see".


One Family, Four Charities

Nearly 9 years ago 4 amazing charities entered our lives.  Our twin boys were born premature at 27 weeks (13 weeks early) and their lives were in the hands of . . .   

Eli's 13 week journey

Read Eli's journey, as written by his mum "I feel humbled to be able to have witnessed such an incredible thing, to have Eli grow in front of our very eyes"

Multiple thanks for great support

We're privileged to have some great support coming our way!  Malcolm, one of our volunteers, participated in the last ever '9 in 10' competition with The Paul Henry Show and is generously donating $1,000 of this to us . . .

A marvel of our own - Micah’s Story

Read all about Micah's as told by his mum Naomis very own words........."For every step forward, there were often more than a few steps back but you learn to take milestones where you can"

Robbie turns 16

Robbie was born 5 weeks early and has recently celebrated his 16th birthday.


Thank you to The Neonatal Trust's Partners