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The DOGAO Family Trivia Night Fundraiser!

June 22nd, 2017 | 2 Comments

DOGAO Family Trivia Night raised over $13k for NICU at Westmead Hospital

From Dogao family and their story:

We are hosting a trivia night on Saturday 1st April to raise money for the Westmead Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is very close to our hearts.
Let me tell you a little a bit about our story and the reason behind our fundraising trivia night.


On May 6, 2016, our son Noah was born at Norwest Private Hospital. Unfortunately he was not breathing when he came into the world and doctors worked on him for 3 hours to stabilise him. Noah was then rushed to the NICU at Westmead hospital where our close relationship with the team of doctors and nurses began.


Little did we know that we would end up spending the first 10 weeks of Noah’s life in the NICU Ward before moving across to the Children’s Hospital.


The NICU team worked tirelessly to care for Noah 24 hours a day over his stay there and as you can see from the photos below, Noah has come so far.



We can never thank the NICU team enough not only for the care they gave to Noah, but also the support they gave us as parents


Noah celebrating his 1st birthday

Message from the Dogao family:

I really hope you can consider donating to such a great cause. If you have a business that can donate goods, services, vouchers, tickets or professional time, any or all would be gratefully accepted and appreciated

Thanks to this fantastic fundraising event held by the Dogao family, we can now take steps in refurbishing the Parent’s room in the NICU ward where parents and families like Noah’s spend so much of their time, while the little ones are given the best possible care.

Just imagine how much we can do with more generous support such as the Dogao’s trivia night,
raising $13, 666!!

Watch this space as we share with you in the coming weeks the progress of this refurbishment.
If you would like to find out more on how to support us in projects such as this, please give us a call on 1800 639 037 or email us and we will be happy to help you. WMRF Heart

Related articles
The lasting impact of a trivia night – published in the Western News
Family says thanks with donation – The Pulse

Posted In: NICU, Western Sydney, Westmead

Two Comments for "The DOGAO Family Trivia Night Fundraiser!"

Blog - Westmead Medical Research Foundation - on August 4, 2017 at 3:32 pm said:

[…] posts: Thank you! The Dogao family trivia night fundraiser – News post Family says thanks with donation – The Pulse The lasting impact of a trivia night – […]


Frank Dogao on June 26, 2017 at 8:11 pm said:

This was a mighty effort by Chris and Ann-Maree with the help of many others. The amount of support they received from individuals and corporations was amazing and all because they knew it was for a great cause. Their family is very proud of them.

Noah is a real fighter and that, combined with the love, support, and prayers of so many people including the NICU staff, has made us appreciate all the more the fact that he is with us today bringing so much joy into our lives.

Thank you NICU.


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