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Mater Mothers’ Hospitals are renown for providing high quality maternity services for women and families across Queensland, and beyond. One-in-seven Queenslanders are born at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals – Australia’s largest maternity service.

These babies are affectionately known as Mater Little Miracles and the care they receive extends from pregnancy, to birth and infancy. But some babies require more care than others. Each year the Mater Mother’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit provides specialist care to 2000 premature and seriously ill babies. These babies are affectionately known as Mater Little Miracles.

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James (Jimmy) William Benbow Hebbert is a Mater Little Miracle. He is also the son of our colleague Colleen Hebbert and her husband Will.

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The overriding emotion I feel when I think about Jimmy is helplessness. Of course I know I don’t feel anything like as helpless as Colleen, Will, their families and the amazing health professionals that work with these babies day in and day out. I can only wish them strength and comfort at this difficult time.

But there is something I can do – and if you are so moved you can do as well. Colleen and Will have setup a fundraising page in Jimmy’s name to show appreciation for the efforts of the Mater Staff.

You can find it, and more of Jimmy’s story, at https://give.everydayhero.com/au/jameswilliambenbowhebbert

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  1. Susan Keohan

    Thank you, Graham.  Like you, I feel helpless in the face of this tragedy.  But I am inspired by the hard work of the health professionals at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, among others.

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  2. Tom Cenens

    A large number of SAP Mentors presents at SAP TechED Barcelona heard about this during our farewell meeting and it saddened us all.

    Birth is a miracle of life. I cannot even grasp how difficult this must be. I’m sad to hear about this and my heart goes out to the family.

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  3. Colleen Hebbert

    Hi Robbo and Mentors

    Thank you for all your thoughts and efforts here. It has meant a lot to me and my family.

    I’ve written a personal blog on SCN to shoe my appreciation to SCN 

    http://scn.sap.com/people/m.lee/blog/2015/12/31/why-i-m-wearing-a-beanie-in-an-australian-summer

    I’m working hard to be positive and focus on what I can control and do. Part of this is getting back out there and finding a way to get back to what I enjoy doing. A large part of that is being a member on SCN and getting more involved in SAP Mentors programme

    At the moment I have a bit (well a lot) of time on my hands so if anyone wants assistance with whatever project they are working on for the Mentors, I’m more than happy to help where I can. I think this is the longest I haven’t worked since I was 10 and started out with paper runs (it’s hard work doing nothing but I haven’t succumbed to day time tv).

    Regards

    Colleen

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