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Amazing People – Sophie Smith: Running For Premature Babies

After losing her premmie-born triplets in 2006, Sophie Smith and her husband Ash founded ‘Running for Premature Babies’. Sophie is NSW Local Hero for 2019.

Listen: Sam and Duncan chat to NSW Local Hero for 2019, Sophie Smith

By Sam RobinsonWednesday 12 Jun 2019Amazing People with Sam and DuncanInspirational StoriesReading Time: 1 minute

Above: Sophie Smith with son, Owen, and members of their running team at the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon 2019.

After losing their prematurely-born triplets in 2006, Sophie Smith and her husband Ash formed a running team ‘Running for Premature Babies’ to fundraise for life-saving neonatal equipment.

The organisation has since raised over $3 million dollars to give babies a better chance of survival.

Tragically, in 2016, Ash lost his battle with brain cancer, leaving Sophie and her two young sons behind. Despite the many tragic events in Sophie’s life over the past 12 years, the foundation has continued to grow.

Sophie is an incredible woman of resilience and has been named NSW Local Hero for 2019. Sam and Duncan were honoured to talk to Sophie about her work, and the impact that Running for Premature Babies is having on families going through similar circumstances.

Find Out More

You can find out more about how to get involved with Running For Premature Babies at runningforprematurebabies.com.

If you or someone you know has been affected by miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of a newborn, support is available at any time through Sands and the Sands National Support Line on 1300 072 637.