On 16th September 2009, during the Parliamentary sitting week I attended the launch of the book 'Small Miracles' at Parliament House.
The book has been published by one of Australia's top publishers Hachette Australia who publish everything from Enid Blyton to Stephen King and many well known titles in between. The book is now available in Target, Kmart, Myer, Big W, Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, Borders, Collins, 180 independent book sellers and specialty stores.
The book is raising funds for the Bonnie Babes Foundation which helps over 17,000 families every year. The Bonnie Babes Foundation provides 24 hour, 7 day per week grief counselling services and funds vital medical research into infertility issues, miscarriage, stillbirth and the charity raises much needed funds for vital equipment for premmie babies. Sadly one in every four pregnancies ends in a loss and one in every ten babies is born prematurely.
Written by the Founder of the Bonnie Babes Foundation, Rachel Stanfield-Porter who lost her own two babies the book is a compilation of inspiring Australian stories of hope, survival and coping after the loss of a baby from miscarriage, stillbirth and prematurity. It is a book about celebrities and high profile personalities including Australian Women’s Weekly’s Deborah Thomas, footballer Robert Harvey, Dr Cindy Pan, radio personality Dee Dee, actor Rebecca Gibney, actor Tony Bonner and many others who talk about their losses in a very candid way. Rachel now has two healthy children Daniel and Joel.
This is the first time a book like this has been released into mainstream bookstores and department stores.
To contact the Bonnie Babes Foundation call 1300 266 643 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bbf.org.au.