Kelsey weighed in at 520grams, and in those first few moments showed her strength and determination to fight by taking a few short breathes. Kelsey spent her first 3 hours being aided by some amazing doctors and nurses at Echuca hospital while waiting for team ‘PIPER’ to arrive from melbourne by road due to some horrible weather conditions not allowing them to fly out.
PIPER arrived at the hospital at approx 11:30pm and took over the care of little Kelsey. The medical team were not only surprised at this little girls determination but also at her stats.. Kelsey was defying the odds and showing her true strength and willingness to stay alive.
Kelsey was transported to melbourne in the early hours Friday morning bound for the royal women’s hospital.
Kelsey is now settled in to what she will call Home for at least the next 3 months while she grows stronger and stronger till eventually she will be able to go home.
As you are aware, Michelle and Todd live 215km away from melbourne, and also have 4 other beautiful children to care for as well. Not to mention running their own dairy farm which is not only time consuming, but their main source of income.
We decided to put this go fund me page together to help them out with travel expenses, and maybe a little extra so they can do something special with Amy, Matt, Sophie and Natalie once things settle down while they are here in melbourne for the next few months.
For anyone this time of year is a crazy, busy and expensive time.
Unfortunatly now Michelle and Todd have the added stress of little Kelsey’s health and the stress of being so far away from home and the separation of Mum and Dad and children through such an emotional time. We are hoping by giving a little it will go a long way in relieving some of the worry so that they can all enjoy Christmas and focus on what’s important... FAMILY
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