Ever since Lani arrived into the world, she’s shown herself to be a fighter at every stage. Born prematurely at just 24 weeks, she weighed only 694 grams – almost half the weight of a bag of sugar.
Lani’s lungs didn’t have enough time to fully develop and she has chronic lung disease. This means she has difficulties breathing on her own and required a BiPap ventilator to help keep her little lungs open and oxygen to help her breathe.
Lani has spent most of her life at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and required constant care. Her mum Emma was told to prepare for the worst, but she has proven she is a strong little girl.
Thanks to the support of people like you, Lani gets the essential treatment she needs so her lungs can grow and her breathing improves. Lani is growing into a bubbly and happy little toddler. She continues to make steps in the right direction and is now mostly off her ventilator.
After being in hospital for so long, Emma took Lani home. And even though she needs regular hospital visits, she loves nothing more than being with her family and playing with her brother and sister.