Mater Little Miracles—where are they now?

Mater Little Miracles—where are they now?

Every baby born and cared for at Mater is affectionately known as a ‘Mater little miracle’. 

While most pregnancies are without complications, some babies are born premature, are seriously ill, or are simply too small to go straight home with their parents. Some of our families can spend over 100 days at Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit.

We love to follow Mater families and watch as their babies grow into strong, healthy and happy children. See how far some of our Mater little miracles have come below! 


Chloe was born more than 14 weeks early, weighing just 730 grams in 2017. After 81 days she left Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit and went home with parents Andrew and Cherie. Now two and a half years old, Chloe loves to sing, dance ballet and play in her toy kitchen. 


Sonny came into the world quickly on 16 November 2017 at 7.53 am—just 61 minutes after Jenny first called an ambulance. Parents Jenny and Parata waited six long days before they had their first cuddle with Sonny. Now 21 months old, Sonny loves to read books, play outside and go swimming. 

Read Sonny's story from 2017

In 2016, Solomon was born 14 weeks early, weighing just 760 grams. After 101 days he left Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit and went home with his mum Danielle and dad Phil. Now three years old, Solomon is a happy little boy who loves the beach, playing with his friends and running everywhere.

Read Solomon's story from 2016


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