Stacey Snow’s fight for her premature twins did not end when they left the hospital.
Edie-Jayne and Tobias Snow were born about 15 weeks premature on February 4.
Months were spent in a Sydney hospital with the twins fighting for their life and Mrs Snow, her husband Clint and their eldest son Corbin hoping for their recovery.
They were discharged and returned to Wagga in early May but this is not where their battle ends.
The twins are now seven-and-a-half months old but their corrected age, which is measured from their actual due date, is four months.
Their underdeveloped lungs mean they are vulnerable to the slightest infections.
The twins just spent four days in hospital on oxygen with chest infections.
“Because their lungs are still underdeveloped, it causes havoc,” Mrs Snow said.
“Corbin had the same thing but it’s hardly slowed him down.
“But they are getting better.”
There are weeks where the twins have multiple appointments for their vision, development and hearing.
“It’s just been hectic,” Mrs Snow said.
“Being the mum of a preemie, it doesn’t end when you leave hospital.”
Mrs Snow was scrolling through Facebook a few months ago when she noticed the Walk for Prems event.
Capital cities across the country are hosting a walk to raise money and awareness for premature babies and their families.
Mrs Snow has formed a team with other families she met while at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney called The Royals.
“People keep saying it’s not really a local charity but it’s local people they support,” she said.
“I was alone for four weeks in Sydney.
“I know how hard it is and I don’t want anyone else to feel alone.”
The mothers she met while in Sydney have kept in close contact and even plan to get matching tattoos of the awareness ribbon for premature babies while they are all together.
The Walk for Prems will be held at Sydney Park on October 23.
Mrs Snow is hoping to organise a Walk for Prems in Wagga next year.
Mrs Snow has put collection tins at Baylis Grind and Turvey Tops Newsagency.
You can also donate online here.
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