After a change in their International flight to Melbourne, Sarah and Moe arrived in Brisbane where they began their hotel quarantine journey.
With Sarah pregnant, they applied for her exemption to see a doctor and follow up on her pregnancy.
After getting the exemption, some complications with her pregnancy turned into an emergency C-Section. Sarah delivered their son Ilyas 10 week premature, all alone and without her supportive husband allowed to be with her. Ilyas was taken away immediately and Sarah was unable to even lay eyes on her son, let alone touch him.
Both parents were separated from baby Ilyas and he was left alone for days with no contact with his parents other than Facetime.
Moe was eventually able to join his wife to support her recovery from the major operation days later.
Despite testing negative for COVID over 6 times and both parents being fully vaccinated, they had to wait until the end of their quarantine period to see their newborn baby. A heartbreaking situation and severely traumatic for all involved.
No exemptions were granted despite a full protocol developed within the hospital to ensure everyone’s safety.
After being separated from their baby son, both Sarah and Moe were finally reunited with Ilyas last night. The issue they are facing now is to get baby Ilyas home to Melbourne safely, where they have the support of their family, friends as well as their home and Moe can work to support them financially.
The Haidar family desperately needs our support to get baby Ilyas back home to Melbourne.
Reaching out to media and various ministers hasn't helped their attempts to get home. They have been told by the QLD Health Department to speak to the Royal Brisbane and they are yet to hear back.
The cost to get Ilyas home is $30,000 which includes airlifting and transfer to and from the hospital.
Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated. The funds will be used in entirety to get the family back together. Any amount they receive over what they need will be donated to their legal fees and the Neonatal Ward.
Note: Channel 9 is also sourcing some sponsorship to assist financially as well, please note your funds will be gratefully received and anything that is not needed directly for this will be donated.
Let's bring this family back together.
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