Baby Robbie has had 4 major and invasive surgeries in the last year – he is only 19 months old.

When Robbie’s mum Jen was pregnant with her second baby, it was found in her nineteen week scant that her baby had a cleft and lip palate.

Doctors were concerned about the health of her baby so they sent Jen to the hospital in Brisbane for more tests. That’s when Jen was told that her baby had extensive facial defects and that she should consider an amniocenteses to find out more about her baby’s condition. Jen refused as it came with a 1 in 200 chance of miscarriage and she was already facing a 1 in 700 chance of a child with a cleft palate.

When Robbie was born he was placed in intensive care as he was not breathing properly, Doctors told Jen that Robbie had hypopituitarism which meant that his pituitary gland didn’t produce growth hormones, adrenaline and lacked testosterone. To see the full story click here.

Robbie relied on special care to overcome his condition. It is to a special thank you to the fundraiser Jeans for Genes day that gave the Children’s Medical Research Institute funding in order to help baby Robbie.

Jeans for Genes day is a national fundraiser supporting the Children’s Medical Research Institute, who are dedicated to finding ways to treat or prevant childhood cancer, epilepsy, birth defects and genetic diseases in order to create brighter futures for all our children, including those who are with us today and those yet to come in to this world.

So mums, lets unite by wearing your favourite jeans and making a donation to help save precious children just like baby Robbie. Every dollar raised today will go to the Children’s Medical Research Institute. You can make a donation today.

Post a photo of you and your kid(s) in your funkiest JEANS.

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  • What a great cause – absolutely fantastic!


  • An absolutely great cause. And as simple as wearing our jeans (which we love to do) and donating anything we can afford.

    • It is easy to participate and donate for this cause – you are right.


  • Jeans for Genes is well worth supporting.


  • Never heard of Jeans for Genes day before, but sounds like a wonderful cause !


  • The children’s medical research institute is a worth recipient of jeans for jeans day – hope all the workplaces support it


  • It seems there is a lot of charities all collecting funds and sending them to different research places I wonder if it would be better to combine some and hopefully find some answers sooner.


  • A very important message there. I will surely donate to Jeans for Genes.


  • Jeans for jeans day is a wonderful cause


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