Our History

Initiated in 2005 by Melinda Cruz and with the help of Liverpool Hospitals Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Miracle Babies Foundation was formed by a group of mothers of premature and sick newborns. All bonded together by their NICU experiences, they shared the same common desire of wanting to support other families of miracle babies and give back to the wonderful hospitals that care for them.

Together, Miracle Babies and Liverpool Hospital worked on an in-hospital parent support program, allowing current NICU families the opportunity to speak to past parents, and on expanding the already running, but resource limited premmie playgroup to reach even more NICU families.  

As positive outcomes from these parent support programs became evident, Miracle Babies was invited to take part in several nursing conferences and training courses offering a parents perspective of the NICU experience. This introduced our programs to staff from other NICUs around the country who began inquiring about extending our services to more families. 

In June 2009, the team at Miracle Babies were given a big surprise by the Channel 9 TV program, Random Acts of Kindness. The team was given a wonderful night out in Sydney, while unknown to them, the Random Acts team were remodelling Miracle Babies Head Office. The team received brand new furniture, a new boardroom, computers, laptops and a call centre telephone system.  This gave Miracle Babies the tools and exposure needed to move from a local charity to a national Foundation very quickly.

Beginning as a small local charity, Miracle Babies were overwhelmed and very blessed by the generous support of the local community. Their support enabled us to grow and offer the very best support to NICU families and provide Liverpool Hospitals NICU with much needed equipment and resources. As a national foundation, we now offer this support to families and NICUs Australia wide. 

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Founding members at the Inaugural Ball 2006 Picture: The passionate founding miracle mums at the official launch dinner of Miracle Babies in June 2006. From left to right: Andrea Hendry, Anne Galuzen, Alex Brown, Kylie Pussell, Melinda Cruz, Jenene Morgan, Lea Tidyman, Naomi Rohr and Amanda Baker.

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