$2,089.44
Carmen Stillbirth Foundation Australia Trust
Carmen
$2,089.44
Stillbirth Foundation Australia Trust
Carmen
Carmen

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947 days ago, Carmen created this page in support of Stillbirth Foundation Australia Trust.

With the help of City2Surf 2015 - Team Stillbirth , Carmen gave everything:

  • They posted 7 times.

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 37 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $2,089.44.

My Story

On the 19th June, 2012 my son Walter died. He was stillborn. After 40 weeks of healthy pregnancy and a natural labour and birth, my baby was dead and I didn't know why. I still don't know why. Life since Walter's death has been devastating, confusing, painful, and exhausting, to name just a few things. The world after still birth looks the same as it did before, yet it is not the same. It is now a world in which my baby died. And I have to learn to navigate that world even though I dont want ...

On the 19th June, 2012 my son Walter died. He was stillborn. After 40 weeks of healthy pregnancy and a natural labour and birth, my baby was dead and I didn't know why. I still don't know why. Life since Walter's death has been devastating, confusing, painful, and exhausting, to name just a few things. The world after still birth looks the same as it did before, yet it is not the same. It is now a world in which my baby died. And I have to learn to navigate that world even though I dont want to and no matter which direction I step, it hurts. It is a very painful, hard road.

This year I have pledged to run the City 2 Surf and to raise $1000 for the Stillbirth Foundation Australia. I used to jog but haven't for many years so this is a dual journey in the sense that I am getting back on my feet and (trying) to jog again. But also opening up, sharing my story about Walter and running the road to Bondi Beach with others who have faced the devestation of stillbirth.The City to Surf is only a 14km event however I know my journey will not end there.

If you are able to donate even the smallest amount it is greatly appreicated. The money raised goes towards funding vital research into the possible causes of stillbirth and hopefully prevention.

Carmen

 As I prepare for the City 2 Surf I will share more of my story and my journey, through stillbirth and beyond. 

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City2Surf 2015 - Team Stillbirth

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The Stillbirth Foundation Australia’s mission is to significantly reduce the incidence of stillbirth through research, education and advocacy.

 - Six babies are stillborn in Australia every day – a rate which has not changed in two decades

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The Stillbirth Foundation Australia’s mission is to significantly reduce the incidence of stillbirth through research, education and advocacy.

 - Six babies are stillborn in Australia every day – a rate which has not changed in two decades

 - More than 2,000 families will experience the devastating loss of a baby to stillbirth every year

 - One in 135 pregnancies will end in stillbirth

 - In around 40 per cent of cases, the cause of the baby’s death will never be known

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Run for Research Coordinator:
 

Kelly McDonald
kelly@stillbirthfoundation.com.au
02 9557 9070 
www.stillbirthfoundation.org.au

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City2Surf 2015 - Team Stillbirth

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The Stillbirth Foundation Australia’s mission is to significantly reduce the incidence of stillbirth through research, education and advocacy.

 - Six babies are stillborn in Australia every day – a rate which has not changed in two decades

 ...

The Stillbirth Foundation Australia’s mission is to significantly reduce the incidence of stillbirth through research, education and advocacy.

 - Six babies are stillborn in Australia every day – a rate which has not changed in two decades

 - More than 2,000 families will experience the devastating loss of a baby to stillbirth every year

 - One in 135 pregnancies will end in stillbirth

 - In around 40 per cent of cases, the cause of the baby’s death will never be known

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Run for Research Coordinator:
 

Kelly McDonald
kelly@stillbirthfoundation.com.au
02 9557 9070 
www.stillbirthfoundation.org.au

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