Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Baby Simulator Helps with Surprise Arrivals; Parents Start Fundraising after Premature Birth of Baby Eddie

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Baby Simulator Helps with Surprise Arrivals; Parents Start Fundraising after Premature Birth of Baby Eddie

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Byline: PETER FOLEY peter.foley@qt.com.au

RYAN Dobbrick only has to look into the eyes of his adorable baby son Eddie to know why he decided to support a life-changing project.

Mr Dobbrick is the principal of Ipswich business Dobbrick Financial Services, a 1000 Club member of the Fortnum Foundation.

A member donation of $1000 is matched by the organisation dollar for dollar up to $20,000.

In its first year of fundraising last year, the Foundation supported three charities and has set its sights on the next $20,000 for a new baby simulator.

aThis is a cause that is close to my heart following the premature birth of my son Eddie in July,a Mr Dobbrick said. aThe simulator allows doctors to simulate emergency procedures for newborn premature babies. It looks like a doll but acts just like a premature baby in distress.

aDoctors can control the simulator by a computer that looks just like an iPad.a

At the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital neonatal intensive care unit, a $36,000 baby simulator can do this and Fortnum Foundation hopes to donate $20,000 for it. …

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