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New year, new cousins
Katie Marschall was very pleased to give her new baby Theo Adrian Marschall a loving cuddle when
he arrived into the world on the same day as cousin Willow.
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
Josh Marschall (left) and partner Clare Elson from Angaston were very excited to be welcome baby
Willow Marschall into the world on January 3.
A LOCAL set of brothers got the surprise of a
lifetime, when both kicked off 2017 with the birth
of their new babies.
Brothers Josh Marschall and Matthew Marschall
had a very exciting start to the year with their babies
being born only hours apart on January 3.
Josh and his partner, Claire Elson, from Angaston,
were first out of the blocks, with baby Willow born at
4.50am at the Gawler Hospital, weighing in at
7 pounds, 8.5 ounces and 50cm in length.
Brother Matthew and wife Katie, from St Kilda,
were next, welcoming their new bundle of joy, Theo
Adrian Marschall, only a few hours later, at the Lyell
McEwin Hospital at 9.50am.
"It was quite funny actually, we weren't at all
expecting that we would be having babies on the
same day," Matthew said.
"We had actually told our parents only four days
apart that we were going to be having babies, and it
turned out that our due dates were four days apart as
"Ours was due on the 21st and Josh's was due on the
17th of January."
Matthew said Katie had been booked to go into
hospital to deliver as a Caesarean section, but didn't
realise until the early hours of the morning that his
new niece had arrived just hours before.
"I got the call and thought, 'wow, it looks like they
are going to be sharing their birthday'," he said.
Although slightly early, Theo weighed in at 10
pounds, two ounces and 53cm, which was slightly
smaller than had been first anticipated.
"They thought he was a lot bigger than he was; they
thought he was going to be about 11 pound, so he had
us a little concerned," he laughed.
Matthew said, so far, both families are doing well,
with both mums and babies currently looking healthy
and very happy.
Theo joins older brother Noah Marschall, 11, whilst
Willow joins older sister Savannah, 8, who, by both
parent reports, are very excited about their new
“McHappy” to give
GAWLER and Elizabeth residents
have dug deep to collectively raise over
$11,000 as part of last November's
McHappy Day fundraising event.
The region raised $11,353 to help the
Ronald McDonald House Charities
(RMHC) achieve the most successful
McHappy Day tally in its 25-year
history, $3.95 million.
McDonald's Gawler licensee John
Walsh said he was proud the area could
raise so much money for such a worthy
"Seeing the Gawler and Elizabeth
community out in full force on
McHappy Day, with so much generosity
and passion in their hearts and always
willing to lend a helping hand for the
cause, makes me so proud to be a local,"
"I want to give a heartfelt thank you to
the locals for their continuous generosity
and support, as well as the volunteers
for giving up their time to help out with
"The outstanding fundraising effort
means Ronald McDonald House
Charities will be able to help many
more families, with the fundraising
total equating to providing over 25,000
nights' accommodation for families with
seriously ill children in one of 16 Ronald
McDonald houses across Australia."
Funds raised from the national events
will be used across the range of RMHC
programs -- including Ronald McDonald
House, Ronald McDonald Family
Rooms and the Ronald McDonald
Learning Program -- which go towards
helping seriously ill children and their
RMHC needs ongoing support so it can
provide continuous support for families
with seriously ill children. For more
information or to donate visit
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