Nicole and Shannon Fleming are all too familiar with the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Expecting twins, they had known from the early stages they would face a complicated pregnancy.

“We were always told that twins were going to be high risk, but in comparison to what we went through, we had no idea,”  says Nicole.

A routine scan in the early stages identified Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome and at just 28 weeks, the Flemings and their medical team made the decision that if their girls were to survive, they would need to be delivered soon.

At birth, Eloise weighed just 480 grams, fitting into the palm of her dad Shannon’s hand. But the journey was far from over, both girls facing their own medical challenges. Sadly, Isla passed away 4 weeks after birth, following heart surgery. Eloise survived against all odds.

4 years on, Nicole tells us, “Eloise is tiny, but mighty. She’s the toughest little girl and continues to defy the odds.”

Shannon says they couldn’t have gotten through it all without the support of the amazing Women’s and Children’s Hospital staff.

“When we think about the hospital, it’s where we had the worst experience and the best experience at the same time,” Shannon says.

He adds, “Further research into preventing and supporting premature births, among the many other conditions, would help so many families like ours.”

Will you join us to help families just like the Flemings now and in the future?

Becoming a regular donor is a simple and convenient way to show you care about the health and wellbeing of little people and their mums now and into the future.

Thank you!

Your generosity will help families have access to the very best medical care, hospital facilities and support services at a time when they need it most.

Thank you!

Your generosity will help families have access to the very best medical care, hospital facilities and support services at a time when they need it most.

Big Heart donors make a BIG difference. Our Big Hearts donors mean the world to us – we rely on them to brighten lives and support brilliant care for women and children. Together we can:


One Off Donations

All donations over $2 are 100% tax deductible. You will receive an email receipt immediately after donating.

Regular Giving

All donations over $2 are 100% tax deductible. We will send you a consolidated annual tax receipt for all of your regular donations in July of each year.

To amend any details including the amount, payment method, donation date, your personal details or cancel your regular giving arrangement, contact the WCH Foundation by emailing or by contacting us on 08 8464 7900 during business hours.

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