A fundraising appeal has been launched to help the parents of these two tiny twin boys.
Little Harper and Arthur Biggs were born to Huddersfield parents Nicola Biggs and Steven Lockwood in Broome in Western Australia.
The couple, who moved to Australia, put their lives and jobs on hold when the boys were born when Nicola was just 25 weeks pregnant.
The twins are in intensive care in Perth, thousands of miles away from their home.
Friends and family launched a fundraising appeal to help cover some of the couple’s living costs while the boys remain in hospital.
Nicola went into labour early and had to be flown to Perth by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a flight of more than two hours.
Following an emergency caesarean, which Steven watched via Facetime, Nicola gave birth to two small beautiful baby boys on December 8.
Harper Lennard, the elder brother by one minute, weighed in at 920 grams (2lbs). His younger brother Arthur Colin weighed in at a slightly smaller 745 grams (1.6lbs).
The Go Fund Me page set up by friends says: “They’re both still in intensive care and so both parents have had to re-locate several thousand miles indefinitely to be with their boys, putting their entire lives on hold.
“Steven worked as a firefighter with the Bush Fire Brigade and an ambulance officer with St John Ambulance and Nicola as a firefighter with the Broome Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service.
“Steven flew down to Perth to be with his wife and sons. Both boys have had significant health problems associated with being born so premature.
“Both boys are still facing significant challenges into the future but Steven and Nicola are there every step of the way, taking each day at a time.”
Little Arthur had to be moved to a hospital with specialist surgeons, and Harper followed to give him some brotherly support.
Steven and Nicola are supported by the Ronald McDonald House which has accommodated them, but Steven has taken unpaid leave and they’re using their savings. With limited money coming in, family and friends hope the fundraising appeal will help as they remain at their sons’ bedsides.
So far they’ve raised $13,860 (around £8,300).
The friends added: “We hope to alleviate some of their financial stress and enable them to focus all their energy on supporting each other and helping their boys grow stronger.”
To support the couple visit www.gofundme.com/bringbiggysbabyboyshome