A purple town clock in Gisborne might seem strange, but that is what people will see on the main street in recognition of World Prematurity Day. The Lighting Up Purple campaign is a worldwide event that sees a purple hue cast over iconic landmarks to raise awareness for the 15 million premature babies born each year.
Lytton High School students, twins Caleb and Ashleigh Stichbury, appreciate this more than most. They were born at 23 weeks and five days.Now 14, Ashleigh says they were so small when they were born they were the length of a pen and could fit their parents’ rings around their ankles.
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