News

Lodge helps young Hunter

HELPING HUNTER: Melissa Einam, Hunter Einam and the president of the Buffalo Lodge, John Buckingham.
HELPING HUNTER: Melissa Einam, Hunter Einam and the president of the Buffalo Lodge, John Buckingham. Jodie Dixon

EVERY mother's nightmare is hearing those chilling words from the doctor - "there's a problem with your baby".

At her 12-week scan, Melissa Einam was informed of the serious condition her unborn child had.

The young mum was devastated by the news. She was pregnant with identical twin boys and she had major concerns and tough decisions to make regarding the wellbeing of her babies.

"It was a struggle and I had to go ahead with the surgeries to save my babies," she said.

The surgeries had great risk and doctors had grave concerns that chances were very slim for both babies to survive.

"I was devastated when I lost one of my boys and we knew the other was going to have serious health issues," Mrs Einam said.

Mrs Einam went into labour at 27 weeks, and with all the support from the hospital staff it couldn't be stopped, and she delivered her son Hunter and he was rushed into intensive care.

Hunter has endured countless surgeries in his four years and his tiny body has become a pin cushion with weekly injections and doctors' appointments.

"He sits through seven hours a night of dialysis as he only has 3% function in one kidney," Mrs Einam said.

The brave young man, wearing his favourite fishing T-shirt, said he loved to go crabbing with his dad and enjoyed sucking the meat out of the crab legs.

"I like quad bikes and I ride it with my helmet on," he said.

It has been a financial struggle for the young family as Hunter's condition requires regular trips to Brisbane, with extended stays due to medical complications.

The Childers Buffalo Lodge was made aware of Hunter's condition and raised funds to support his battle. Club president John Buckingham said they had raised $500 to assist in the costs for Hunter.

"We help support locals in time of need and Hunter truly needs support," he said.

The young mum thanked the supporters at the Grand Hotel last Friday for the generous donation to Hunter.

She was holding back tears as she was handed the cheque. The presentation was delayed a week as Hunter had a bad day medically which prevented them attending.

"Our plans always change as Hunter's health is my main concern," Mrs Einam said.

Ash Warry won Friday's treasure chest raffle and kindly donated $100 from his winnings to Hunter.

Topics:  childers, children, health, hospital




Court hears Korean money exchange ended in shallow grave

Min Tae Kim was found buried in a shallow grave

Work begins on new $31 million Bundaberg shopping complex

The new neighbourhood shopping centre, to be known as Stockland Kensington, will occupy approximately 3ha of land south of Sugarland Shoppingtown, with access off Takalvan St. WORK BEGINS: An artist impression of the new Stockland Kensington, which is being developed on the site of the  former Bunnings Warehouse off Takalvan St.Photo Contributed

10 new specialty shops included in shopping complex

Alleged charity thief goes straight to jail

ACCUSED: Police have charged a 40-year-old man with stealing in relation to the theft of a charity tin from the Spotted Dog Tavern.Photo Contributed

Man charged in relation to charity tin theft

Latest deals and offers

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

Elena wins MasterChef: “I’m ecstatic and eager to celebrate"

MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa.

NOOSA chefs survive marathon grand final dish by Heston Blumenthal.

Shannen Doherty shaves hair during cancer battle

Shannen Doherty has completely shaved off her hair

Brian McFadden makes daughters pay for own Christmas gifts

McFadden makes his daughters pay for half their presents

Lady Gaga is a godmother

Lady Gaga has become a godmother to her friends' daughter

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles