Walk Ambassadors

Our sincere thanks go to all of our 2018 Walk for Prems Ambassadors.

Brooke Hanson – OAM

An Olympic gold and silver medallist, and radio/television presenter, remains one of Australia’s most recognised Olympians.

Matt Levy – OAM

Australian Paralympian swimmer and bronze medallist at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Matt has vision impairment and cerebral palsy due to being born 15 weeks premature. He competed in his first Paralympic Games at Athens in 2004, and is a world champion individual medley swimmer.

Dr Simon Fraser

Dr Simon Fraser trained in Neonatology at the Mater Hospital for Women in the late 80s and early 90s and practiced as a Staff Neonatologist at the Mercy Hospital for Women from 1993 to 2005 and then in various Special Care Nurseries in Gippsland until 2016. He currently runs a small private practice in regional Victoria with a particular interest in premature babies.

He also sits on the board as Director of one of the Victorian regional health services.

Rusty Benson

Director, Raine & Makin. Rusty has two children, Jack and Juno. Jack, Rusty’s first child, was a late pre-term baby who spent the first 10 days of his life in NICU back in 2015. Since this challenging start to Jack’s life, Rusty is always open to sharing his experience to help others feel connected and not alone in theirs.

Monique Mastrobattosta

Founder, Get Kind. Monique is an ex-premmie herself, born at 25 weeks in 2003. She weighed just 665 grams and spent three months in NICU and special care. She is now a published author and social media influencer.

Michelle & Tom Worthington

Michelle Worthington is an internationally published award-winning author of empowering picture books for children of all ages. Her goal is to inspire all children to believe in themselves and encourage reluctant readers to fall in love with books.  She’s written a book for families of a premature baby called “My Brother Tom”.   Her gorgeous Little Treasure Tom was born premature at 28 weeks, weighing 1350 grams, he is now 3 years old.  He’s a real inspiration and beacon of hope for other prem families