Aurelia’s 1st Birthday Giveback!

By Aurelia Ikitoelagi

Aurelia’s 1st Birthday Giveback!

I've been extremely blessed throughout my first year of life and have decided in lieu of birthday gifts, I’d like to raise funds for NeoRESQ.  A service I needed in the critical first weeks of my life. 

Born at 29+3 weeks and weighing 1023g, I  spent 76days at the RBWH Nursery.  
On day 2 of life, I needed specialist treatment at the Mater hospital where I spent 2 weeks before returning home to the RBWH. The NeoRESQ team safely transported me between hospitals and continue to do so for many other babies including friends I met while in hospital. 

I am turning One on the 23rd May, have an abundance of items and do not want for anything. 
Instead, I humbly request you donate to this great service.  

NeoRESQ is the neonatal retrieval service which supports regional centres in Central and South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. The service transports premature or critically ill babies to life saving treatment.

The RBWH Foundation has the goal to raise $20,000 each year to keep this unique service on the road.   

All money donated to my fundraising page will assist in reaching this goal.

Click 'Donate' to make a secure online donation and help me reach my goal. Every donation, big or small, will help me get there.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible and you will be issued with a tax-deductible receipt via email as soon as you make your donation.

Thank you so much for your support!

Love Aurelia Ikitoelagi 

My Achievements

Added a profile pic

Added a blog

Donated to self

Shared my page

50% of fundraising goal

75% of fundraising goal

Reached fundraising goal

Raised $100

Raised $500

My Updates

I am ONE!

Wednesday 25th May
I celebrated my first birthday on Monday 23rd. 🥳 I enjoyed my fiesta themed party on Sunday with all my friends and family, followed by a family dinner on Monday where I got to try my first bit of cake. 🧁 Thank you to everyone who has contributed to my life thus far. A big thank you for your donations to my fundraising page, we have exceeded my goal and I extremely grateful! Love Aurelia 😘

First Mother’s Day 💐

Thursday 19th May
This month I celebrated my first Mother’s Day with my mummy. I made sure to give her lots of cuddles and we had a great day.

Attended my first birthday party 🥳

Tuesday 3rd May
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! I’m now over half way to my goal 🥰 I attended my first birthday party for one of my NICU friends who turned one yesterday! It’s always a celebration when any baby hits a milestone, but for a preemie baby it’s that extra bit more special! Jas has come a long way, overcome so many hurdles and we’re super proud of not only her but her parents too. Jas also used the NeoRESQ service during her long stay in hospital and again we thank you for helping us fund this service for other babies ❤️


Monday 25th Apr
I’m wearing one of my great, great uncle’s medals 🎖. Remembering all the fallen soldiers, Lest We Forget.

11 months

Monday 25th Apr
I’ve just turned 11 months (7m corrected) and I attended a Welcoming The Babies ceremony for my local Northside area over the weekend.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Mum And Dad

We have come home with the greatest gift! Continue to be the salt and light of this world our precious girl. We are extremely proud of how far you have come!


Nana & Grandad

Happy birthday our miracle baby. You bring us so much joy and we love you very much!


Ima Tafeamaalii

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS Wishing you a blessed birthday and many more to come...LOVE YOU ❤


Ken & Jules

Happy birthday precious girl x


Neetia Moli

Happy birthday Princess Aurelia Ikitoelagi



Happy 1st Birthday Aurelia Love from Sister Melloso, Aunty Lineta & uncle Pete


Janna Aso

To our beautiful lil Aurelia wishing only love and blessings for your first birthday and for many more birthdays. You are a dream come true for your awesome parents and all your journey together is now a legacy to do good things for others, how much you have achieved in such a short time, a sign of things to come. Look forward to meeting you our girl have fun this weekend. love Aunty Janna, Uncle Lee and your cousin Zara xxx


Jericho Samau

Happy Birthday Aurelia! We love you very very much! xxoo


Mua & Joeseph Peauvale

Happy birthday Princess Aurelia. May God keep you, May His face shine upon you, god before you right through out your precious life. God has a perfect plan for you for His glory Princess. Much love from aunty Mua and uncle Joe💕💕💕


Agalelei & Marcus Uele

Happy Birthday Princess Aurelia. May God continue to bless you with many more years to come. Enjoy your special day. We love you so much. Love always Lei & Marcus Uele xx


Ahukele & Maxwell Heka

Sending you love and kisses.


Lineta Mate

Happy birthday our precious Princess 🎂God Bless You 🙏 Luv u aunty 💖


Rochelle B

To Beautiful Aurelia a big happy birthday to you precious neice we love you xox


Linda Tafeamaalii

Love you our princess Aurelia


Diane Baldock

You are our little angel, sending my love from Auntie Diane 💕💕


Ndahne & Yikilah

Happy birthday Aurelia.


Luke Singh

Happy birthday Aurelia 🥰


Elizabeth Batch


Killian Squires

To my beautiful pod buddy look how far you’ve come my lady. Happy 1st birthday Xo K


Lexyan & Alirya-nui Kulatea-ryan

Happy 1st Birthday Aurelia! What a beautiful thing you and parents are doing here. We cannot wait to meet you - Lots of love from your Roskill family


Suzanne & Brian

Love you


Rochelle Tonga

Happy 1st birthday beautiful Aurelia! Sending you love and kisses from the Tonga family ❤


Aislinn Murray

Happy birthday beautiful girl! Love from your friend Audrey ❤


Catherine Perry

Happy first birthday beautiful ❤️


Caitlin Stone


Vanessa Gordon

Sending lots of Happy 1st Birthday love Aurelia ❤️ from Aunty Ness Kalani and Shanyah You are a beautiful blessing and may you be blessed always!


Julie Hooper

Happy Birthday to beautiful little Girl. Your mummy and daddy are amazing for driving this special fund-raiser


Peta Grangier

Happy Birthday gorgeous girl 💖


Daly Kheng

Happy birthday Aurelia ❤️ from Jasmine, Daly and Kudzai