The Twins' 21st Birthday Fundraiser!

Liam + TJ's Story

My name is Liam Donaghy, my twin brother TJ and I will be celebrating our 21st Birthday on the 28th February.

 

As part of my birthday celebrations, I decided I would love to be able to raise some money in order to give back too and thank the place where we began our rocky start in life. That place is the Neonatal Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (NPICU) at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

 

The NPICU is immensely important to me because as some may know my brother and I were born prematurely at 28 weeks. TJ was born at 3 pound 1 ounce (1400 grams) and I followed 7 minutes later at 2 pound 10 ounces (1188 grams). 

 

TJ's start wasn’t quite as rocky and only spent 3 months in hospital whereas I faced many obstacles and spent the first 6 months of my life in and out of the NPICU and Royal Children's Hospital.

 

The nurses and the doctors saved my life on more than one occasion, one nurse in particular I will be forever grateful for. Regardless of this, without the hardworking, selfless, experienced and quick thinking nurses that work in the NPICU I wouldn’t be here today without them. 

 

So in honour of all the doctors and nurses past, present and future, I would love if people would donate towards this cause. 

 

I know that I could never repay them for what they have done for me but I feel that this will at least show some form of appreciation for everything they have done for myself and my brother.

 

All donations will go towards the NPICU at the Royal Hobart Hospital. To help them support the countless premature babies like myself and TJ and their families.
-Liam

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

Gregory Harris

Awesome what you are doing for your 21st birthday’s Have a great day on the 28th. Greg & Trudi Harris

$104

Patsy Horton

but wait - there's more... well done guys.

$104

Alison Genders

Happy Birthdays and what a rewarding present of giving back.🙏

$20

Belinda & Vic Miller

Well done 😘

$30

Fraser Pyke

$21

Jules

Love you guys! So proud x

$104

Kellie Legge

$52

James Wilson

Happy birthday you fucking legends, sorry I can’t be there for your party, we’ll catch up soon xx

$104

David Wightman

$22

Sharon Bird

You guys are fantastic xx

$52

Lynette Genders & Damion Oxley

Inspirational boys. Congratulations on what you have achieved so far.

$50

Tahlia Honey

$21

Suzie & Darren Roberts

Happy 21st boys. What a kind and thoughtful thing to do. Great parenting to Scott and Tash.

$21

Grant Jessup

Amazing work guys!

$21

Nigel O'brien

Great story. Great cause. Well done fellas.

$21

Marion And David Horton

Thanks to NPICU we have you in our lives. So grateful! XXX

$209

Atticus Hanney

🫶

$42

Annette Fox

TJ & Liam you boys are a credit to your amazing parents Tash & Scott Best wishes on your 21st Birthday

$20

Jo Bird

Great job guys

$20

Andrea & Mark

$50

Anonymous

$104

Jo Pemberton

Happy 21st Liam & Tj. You two are amazing

$52

Gary Males & Dianne Craw

$50

Mandy Gallagher

You really are a beautiful human Liam 😊 Happy 21st Birthday to 2 of the best 🎉

$20

Caitlin Jennings

So kind and thoughtful, well done! Amazing to see what the medical world can do & looking forward to seeing what can come from these donations to all the babies and families of the future.

$50

A Redman

$104

Mark Barry

Awesome stuff boys

$52

Anonymous

$209

Sheree Kemp

Liam …. What a superstar….AND a big happy 21st birthday to you and TJ. My gorgeous daughter was only a few years ahead of you both and was a wee 1100g at birth. I met your beautiful Mum (and Dad) because you guys were all in hurry to join the world and thank goodness you did. Thankyou for raising funds to support such an amazing, caring and loving group of professionals ❤️❤️❤️.

$104

Clare Ballingall

$52

Catherine Dent

Happy 21st birthday to you both! You are both a credit to your parents xx

$50

Meegan Aitken

Love what your doing Liam 💙

$10

Bec And Harry

$52

Selena Saykao

$52

Cheryll Goodluck

with love

$50

John Peers

A wonderful opportunity to help somebody in need.

$104

Libby

I too have had a grandson spend time in NICU. What a fabulous place! Happy birthday boys!!

$104

Chloe Xo

$90