Despite seemingly endless advances in all fields of medicine over the years, the stillbirth rate has not changed in this country in decades. In Australia six babies are stillborn EVERY DAY.
My wife Rebecca and I lost our daughter Georgia to stillbirth at nearly 37 weeks almost five years ago. It was and is a tragedy we still struggle to deal with - but that struggle would be so much harder without the help of SANDS - Miscarriage, StillBirth and Neonatal Death Support.
SANDS is a national not-for-profit organisation which provides support, information and education to bereaved parents, their families and Healthcare Professionals. But they can't do this without funding.
I am an obstetrician, and my obstetric practice, Greenslopes Obstetrics & Gynaecology, have put a team of eight (unbalanced individuals) - called "GOG - At Your Cervix" into the SE QLD "Tough Mudder" for Saturday 12 Sept. We are hoping our blood, sweat and tears (of which there are likely to be many!) will encourage you to donate to this incredibly worthy cause.
Our team is:
- Dr Brad Robinson
- Dr Brad Armstrong
- Melissa Harris
- Dr George Kennedy
- Dr Jason Howard
- Dr Gregg Masterson
- Mr Andrew Hale
- Dr Shane George
Thanks for your much-needed support,
Dr Brad Robinson and the GOG - At Your Cervix Team