A fun-tastic day for our ‘Flinders kids’!

Posted 25 Mar 2024
The sun was shining for an incredible and ‘fun-tastic’ day at the Flinders Foundation Fun-tastic Kids Fun Fair at the South Adelaide Football Club in December, with nearly 6,000 kids and families registering to attend.

The day was all about celebrating ‘Flinders Kids’ - those born, treated and cared for at Flinders and across the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Among the many activities, rides, entertainment, amusements and food truck treats, we were inundated with families sharing stories of their own ‘Flinders Kids’ and giving thanks for the care they have and continue to receive.

Amazing and brave Flinders Kids!

All eight Schofield kids were born at Flinders – including the youngest Delilah who was born at 25 weeks and spent 155 days in the Neonatal Unit.

Easton had seizures as a newborn and was placed on the ‘Brainz Machine’ at Flinders. His family shared their story as part of Flinders Foundation’s 2017 Christmas fundraising appeal to help buy more of this important brain monitoring equipment for the Neonatal Unit… he’s now six and doing amazingly!

Beautiful William, 17 months, spent his first seven months in the Neonatal and Paediatric Units at Flinders, including weeks recovering in Melbourne from open heart surgery.

Twins Abigail and Kaiden, age 7 were born at 31 weeks and spent nine weeks in the Neonatal Unit. Abigail also recently paid a visit to Noarlunga Hospital, leaving with a cast for a broken thumb!

When he was in the Neonatal Unit, I kept asking the doctor how he would be when he grew up and they said they just didn’t know. It warms my heart to see how he’s doing now. The staff are so amazing and I always take the time to think of them and give thanks for them.

Radha, mum of Ramanan Renagargian, age 8 who was born at 27 weeks.

Thank you!

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