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At 31 weeks pregnant, Tash was told her unborn baby was ‘growth restricted’ meaning he was not growing at a normal rate inside the womb. This posed a number of risks so she had an emergency c-section and her beautiful baby boy Winten was born weighing in at just 1.3kg. Winten spent the first 111 days of his life in hospital as among a number of health issues, his little lungs needed assistance with receiving oxygen. After four months in hospital, Winten’s parents were keen to get him home. Two days before they were to leave, Winten had the newborn hearing screening. ...
At 9.10pm on 24 October 2013 our beautiful daughter Maia was born.
The moment of elation was short-lived as we immediately noticed her left ear was missing. I frantically looked to the medical team around me for answers but received none.
Panic set in as we waited 4 days in hospital for an ENT to explain her condition, by which point we already had all the answers from Simone, who runs the Microtia and Atresia Program at Hear and Say.