Special Visit to NICU

In celebration of their son Lachlan's 10th birthday, the Caver family paid a special visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to give thanks to the staff that helped them navigate through one of life's toughest challenges.

Lachlan's Story

With complications arising from her pregnancy, mum Melissa Caver found herself at Westmead Hospital quite earlier than anticipated.

At just 26 weeks old, her son Lachlan was born on the 9th of May and required an extended stay in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It was only after 100 long days of incubation and exceptional care from the staff that Lachlan was finally able to head home with his parents.

The Caver family has since been extremely grateful for the amount of work and care that the NICU team took with looking after Lachlan during his stay. 

A heart-warming reunion

For Lachlan's 10th birthday, the Caver family wanted to give something back to the people that looked after Lachlan at a time when he and his family needed it the most.

After 10 years, Shane, Melissa, and Lachlan Caver were reunited with NICU Nursing Unit Manager, John Whittaker, who was excited to meet the family again after so long.

"We don't often get to see the babies after we've looked after them." said John, "But when you do, it really feels special knowing that you made made such an impact in the lives of the family."

As a thank you on behalf the Caver Family and Maplefly Money, a generous donation of $1,000 was given to NICU in celebration of Lachlan's 10th birthday.