In memory of Avery Vittorio Macolino

By Darren Macolino

Our Loss

We are rasing funds in honour of our beautiful son Avery who was still born on the 11th of January 2022. He was due to be born just three weeks later and was a perfectly healthy pregancy until his little heart stopped beating. We may never know the exact reason why he passed but we can help to understand the factors which contribute through research.

These funds will go towards supporting the research of Professor Craig Pennell and Professor Roger Smith at The University of Newcastle to understand the biochemistry of placental ageing and to develop diagnostic tests to predict pregnancies at risk of stillbirth.

Read more here: https://rednose.org.au/news/explaining-our-latest-stillbirth-research-project

Please donate what you can so that other families do not have to go through these tragedies as we have.

Megan & Darren Macolino


My Updates

Friday 4th Feb
Blow away. Thank you all so much for getting us to $10,000. Avery would have been born this week and it has brought us a bit of happiness to achieve this on behalf of our son.

$8,000!

Tuesday 25th Jan
Wow. We are truly humbled by reaching $8,000 in donations. Thank you all so much for your support. We hope this will help the research trial we are giving to.

Love Megan, Darren & Avery

Thank you to my Sponsors

$315

Uncle Tony & Auntie Marie

In loving memory of Avery Vittorio Macolino xxx

$265

Tony And Rosemarie Macolino And Family

We are sorry for the sad loss of your son Avery . Our thoughts are with you both.

$265

Anonymous

$265

Edward Carlson

In memory of your boy, Avery. Sending a lot of love your way mate.

$250

Debra And Brian Kelsey

In loving memory of Avery Vittorio Macolino. Our darling grandson, gone too soon. Loving you forever. Megan and Darren, we are so proud of you. xx

$212

Joanna And Harry Arvanitis

You have touched us so much little Avery. Forever in our hearts xxx

$212

Ryan Hood

In loving memory of your son.

$212

Daniel Andriske

Baby Avery will be loved by us all, always and forever.

$212

Darren Macolino

$200

Rita Reitano

from me and Stew xx

$200

Cam & Rach

Avery will be forever imprinted in our lives.

$159

Paul Wallis

Megan and Darren, we are so sorry for your loss.

$159

Aldo And Helen Macolino & Lucy Dziuba

Megan and Darren, we are so sorry for your loss.

$127.20

Sophie H

❤❤

$127.20

Gianni & Stefanie

In loving memory of Avery Vittorio Macolino. Our hearts and minds are forever with you ❤️.

$120

Carina Macolino

$120

John Reitano

❤️

$120

Wade & Brooke

Our love and thoughts are with you always. Rest In Peace Avery. X

$120

Vanessa & Adrian Agostino

<3

$120

Shepherdson Family

$120

Rob & Karina Albanese

Rest in peace Avery, forever in our hearts. <3

$120

Maria Agostino

With love from Bruno & Maria

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Anonymous

With our love and deepest sympathy.

$106

Daniel, Melissa & Charlotte Romeo

Our love and thoughts are with you both. Rest In Peace beautiful Avery. Xx

$106

Elizabeth Freda

$106

Anthony Marcus

$106

Linda & Russell Watson

Avery, forever in our hearts xox

$106

Peter, Toni, David And Mark Talladira

In loving memory of Avery Vittorio Macolino xxx

$106

Margaret Emerson

Our thoughts and love go out to you both in the memory of your beautiful son Avery. Margaret, Bruce. Kate and Jack

$106

Sunita & Narayan Ramchandani

May little Avery Rest In Peace in God’s loving arms.

$106

Kat Stewart

The least we could do x Much love xx Kat

$106

Michael And Teresa Talladira

Thinking of you all 🙏💙

$100

The Hermans-szondi Family

Our thoughts are with you both. Little Avery will be forever in our hearts. xx

$100

Leah & David Cappelli

Always remembered.

$100

Sharryn Fensom

Little Avery, loved by so many and will forever be in everyone's hearts and thoughts x

$100

Jess And Paul Blefari

Sending you healing love and light ❤ An angel gone too soon. RIP little one. With love always Jess & Paul xx

$100

Peter & Gill Holoubek

Thinking of you both xx

$100

Rosanna And Mario Madonna

$95.40

Bailey Andriske

$90.10

Tanis Blines

No words can do justice xx

$90.10

Sarah Brown

Sending you all the love in the world xx

$90.10

Ellenmary

All my love to Megan and Darren, Theresa and Luther and all little Avery's loving family. ❤

$90.10

Stacey Johnson

Baby Avery, always in our hearts ❤️

$90.10

Lucy Keller

My sincere condolences on the loss of your little Avery.

$90.10

Frank Elena Reitano

$90.10

Kieran Mccann

$85

Tracy Croft

Condolences 🦋

$85

Nikki Hebenstreit

I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Sending love and support. Xx

$84.80

Esteban & Maria

In loving memory of Avery. Thinking of you, and sending you all our love. Esteban and Maria xx

$79.50

Jo Rees

Dear Megan and Darren, words cannot express the sorrow of losing your beautiful child Avery. The work to understand these issues and develop diagnostis tests is incredibly valuble and important work. Thinking of you.

$75

Rosemary, Enzo, Melissa And Emily Musitano

Our thoughts are with you both. In loving memory of little Avery

$70

James Kelsey

Thinking of Megan, Darren and Avery

$70

Kelly & Cam

Thinking of you guys x

$63.60

Bailey Andriske

$63.60

Anonymous

$53

Craig And Zara Anderson

“A life need not be long-lived to be meaningful”

$53

Linda Kirtland

$53

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Always here for you & Megan. You are showing remarkable strength in sharing your experience. Sending you love & care.

$53

Carmen Selway

In loving memory of your beautiful son, Avery x

$53

Josh & April Harris

Our thoughts are with you & your family Megan. Forever in our hearts xx

$53

Kristy Power

Darren and Megan you are amazing parents and humans. Thanks you for sharing your journey from ivf to birth and beyond. Your story will stay with me for a very long time.

$53

Mylrea Family

Our thoughts are with you both A beautiful gesture to raise money in memory of your baby boy to help other families xx

$53

Daniel And Teresa Becker

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Chrissie Sorgini

In loving memory of beautiful Avery! A life need not be long-lived for it to have been meaningful. Sending love and strength. 💚

$53

Sharon & Dave Burgess

$53

Family Szondi From Belgium

In loving memory of your little son Avery...🌹

$53

Chloe Chan

In loving memory of beautiful Avery

$53

Lucy & Kane Cornes

To Megan and Darren, We are sending you much love on the birth of your beautiful son, Avery. We are so sorry he couldn’t stay. It’s impossible to understand why. May his legacy go towards finding answers, so that other families don’t have to experience this unimaginable pain. Avery, please guide your special mum and dad always. All our love xx

$53

Vicky Brett

Dear Megan & Darren, my heartfelt thoughts are with you both xx

$53

Mr Chris Betcher

So sorry for your loss. Let's find a cure so others never have to go through what you have.

$53

Mitch And Emma Fox

In memory of Avery. Rest in peace.

$53

Domenic & Maria Reitano

So sorry for your loss 🙏

$50

Eden Henderson

$50

Sue Schmick

In loving memory of Avery xx

$50

Fen Bennett

Dear Megan and Darren, wishing you so much love and strength at this time. x Fen

$50

Lucy March

In loving memory of your beautiful son Avery Vittorio. We are so sorry for your loss.

$50

Matthew & Jennifer Rees

$50

Kelsey Arthur

We are so sorry for the loss of beautiful baby Avery. Always in our hearts Love Danny, Kelsey and Airlie xx

$50

Sue Mckessor

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Kylie

What an incredibly brave couple to share your story and to help others whilst you are grieving. Avery, forever an Angel, was loved and will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with you xxx

$50

Kate Nuske

Sending much love - our thoughts are with you both and your entire family 💕

$50

Michele Bowler

My thoughts and prayers are with you all

$50

Victoria Papas

Rest In Peace little Avery 💙 xox

$47.70

Aoife Weingarth

$47.70

Kerry Kent

$47.70

Maddie Johns

My heart goes out to your family ❤

$47.70

Chris Dury

My heart goes out to both of you

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Meagan Moyle

$47.70

Mia Guiang

$47.70

Chris Barry

$47.70

Joyce Skogen

Dear Megan and Darren, Vern and I would like to express our sincerest condolences to you.

$47.70

Anonymous

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Lien

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Nicole Aronis

Much love and light. Grief is something you learn to endure not complete. Be kind to yourselves xxx

$47.70

Anna Spagnuolo

$47.70

Vanda Mutton

I’m so sorry for your loss.

$47.70

Antonello Abonante

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Emil Zankov

My sincere condolences Darren to you and your wife. Equally my admiration in your strength to raise awareness and funds in such important research.

$42.40

Kaz

Thank you Red Nose for supporting my friend through. We had your support when we lost my nephew, don't know how we would have done it without your Amazing organisation ❤👣⭐

$40.28

Anonymous

$40

Daniel And Aneta Bonini

Dear Darren and Megan, We are incredibly sorry for your loss. Wishing you you strength and courage at this difficult time. Lots of love, Daniel and Aneta x

$31.80

The Robbins Family.

Sometimes the smallest things, take up the most room in your heart - Winnie The Pooh. We love you little man ❤

$31.80

Jasmine Newcombe

$31.80

Josh Watson

Hi Darren and Megan, I’m incredibly sorry for your loss and hope that you’re managing okay. I can’t imagine the pain you must feel and pray that with this money, someday others won’t have to deal with the same. Thinking of you both

$31.80

Zoe

Dear Megan and Darren, I give this donation to allow children like Avery who unfortunately did not make it but will always remain in our hearts

$30

Alyce Aistrope

‘Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.’ Always on our minds and in our hearts little Avery xxx

$26.50

Rowan & Elle Vawser

This fundraiser is yet another example of how incredible the two of you are. May this important research help you and other parents of little angels find peace. Xxx

$26.50

Hayley Gagin

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Olivia Watson

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Anonymous

RIP little one 💙

$26.50

Lauren Simpson

In memory of Avery x

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Patrick Brind

$25

Estha Kleinig

You are both amazing parents. thank you for sharing your special memories with us all. Estha X

$25

Will Bishop

$25

Sharon Beech

Thank you for sharing your very personal journey with me. Precious Avery will forever be remembered. 🌻 xx

$21.20

Claire Victory

Sorry for your loss xo

$21.20

Melanie Atkinson

Dear Megan and Darren. I am so terribly sad for your loss. I can't imagine the pain you are going through and know that no words that I say can really help that, I guess only time will help it pass slowly. My thoughts are with you both and your families. Take care of each other; I could see in the video how much you love each other and I am sure you will give each other strength. Love Mel

$21.20

Alicia

Love to Avery xx

$21.20

Olga Kowalski

My thoughts are with you all ❤ a little angel in heaven 💙

$21.20

Minhyeok Bang

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Chris Groom

Words cannot ease your pain however this research is vital for families.

$21.20

Catherine (caterina) Talladira

❤️

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Rebekah Holliday

I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. Thank you for sharing Avery with us.

$21.20

Philippa Lawrie

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Toni Mullins

In loving memory of Avery xx

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Stephanie Mccaughan

So sorry to hear Rest In Peace little one xx

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Anonymous

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Mona Sidhu

Sad for your loss Darren. Hope the research can lead us to a solution.