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Saturday’s News + Goss in Five

by Jordana de Valle
March 14th, 2015

Baby revived by the power of love

When first time parents Kate and David Ogg were told one of their twins had stopped breathing and only had moments to live they were heartbroken. The twins, Jamie and Emily, were just 26 weeks and born two minutes apart. Thinking it was the last opportunity they had to cuddle their tiny lifeless baby boy they climbed in the hospital bed for a last embrace.

“I saw him gasp but the doctor said it was no use. I took Jamie off the doctor, asked everyone to leave. He was cold and I just wanted him to be warm,’ Kate said.“We had tried for years to have kids and I felt so guilty. I just wanted to cuddle him. I unwrapped him and ordered my husband to take his shirt off and climb into the bed…I know it sounds stupid, but if he was still gasping there was still a sign of life so I wasn’t going to give up easily.”…What happened next is an absolute miracle and blessing. Little Jamie started moving in his mother’s loving arms and his breathing continued to grow stronger. Shocked and elated staff rushed back and together managed to bring the little bub back to life.

“We were trying to entice him to stay. We explained his name and that he had a twin that he had to look out for and how hard we tried to have him,” Kate said. “He suddenly gasped… then he opened his eyes. He was breathing and grabbing Dave’s finger…If we had let the doctor walk out of the room with him, Jamie would have been dead.”

Five years on, Jamie Ogg is healthy and hasn’t encountered one medical problem in the five years since his birth.

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Twins Jamie and Emily – 5 years old


Aussie woman found dead in Bali

 A 54-year-old Australian woman on holiday in Bali has been found dead in her hotel room. The woman was found dead in her room at the Akmani Hotel in Legian yesterday.

It is believed the woman may have died from a respiratory illness after forensic team doctors conducted an external examination and found no sign of violence or criminal activity. Hotel staff said yesterday the woman had complained of feeling ill and having difficulty breathing.

The woman believed to be from Melbourne, was on holiday with her sister and was due to return home from her holiday on Friday.

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Akmani Hotel

Obama reveals he doesn’t talk to Kanye on the phone

The arrogant but loveable Kanye West recently talked up his relationship with US President Barack Obama during a talk with Oxford University students, telling them he called Obama on the phone!

“I understand that I’m a servant. And with my voice, with my ability to build relationships with amazing people, speak to amazing people … Call Elon Musk out of the blue or call Obama out of the blue … he calls the home phone, by the way,” he said…yeah right Kanye!

Obama has come out and put Kanye back in his place during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel where he said the claim wasn’t true! “I don’t think I’ve got his home number,” Obama said. However Obama too can’t help but “love his music.”

“I’ve met Kanye twice,” Obama said. “The first time was when I was a senator and he was with his mum. He’d just gotten big. He’s from Chicago, so they wanted to meet, and he was very soft-spoken and very gracious. He was a young guy, and hadn’t quite come into his own. And about six months ago, he came to an event and, look, I love his music and he’s incredibly creative.”

obama on phone

Shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton surfs at six months pregnant!

Bethany Hamilton has proved she’s unstoppable again as she rides the waves off a Hawaii beach in a bikini, showing of her baby bump…you go girl!

The 25-year-old mum to be realised her dream of becoming a professional surfer after losing her arm in a shark attack as a teenager and now she’s back on the board…and six months pregnant!

Bethany and her husband Adam Dirks revealed they were expecting their first bub together last month after they were married in August 2013. In an interview about her pregnancy last month she said, “’It’s really exciting. I’ve been surfing throughout my whole pregnancy. I plan to surf as long as I can.”

When asked about raising a bub with one arm she said, “I’ll figure it out and be creative… I kind of forget that I have one arm, a squirming baby and changing diapers and just me could be really challenging but I think how I live life now I just adjust and adapt to different things and I’ll find my own ways to take care of the baby.”

bethany surfing

surfing bethany

Aussie woman’s botched boob job almost kills her

An Australian woman who underwent a breast implant procedure in a Thai hospital has contracted a life-threatening infection, requiring a partial double mastectomy.

Ms O’Keefe said she was “butchered” by cosmetic surgeons after she made the decision to get the $7500 cosmetic surgery tourism package after she lost 35kg leaving her breasts “looking like pancakes.” Ms O’Keefe was looking forward to the operation and was shocked by the results.

Upon returning home to Australia after the operation, Ms O’Keefe said she was in “agony” and had to be taken to a Perth hospital where she was diagnosed with the rare bacterium pseudomonas aeruginosa, which the Centre for Disease Control said is often contracted by patients in hospital, particularly those with wounds from surgery or hooked up to medical devices. This was the beginning of a six month ordeal that resulted in many personal trials. As her condition worsened and turned septic it started to shut down her liver, her kidneys, her heart, her brain.

Almost a year after the ordeal her implants and both her breasts removed. Ms O’Keefe urged Australians examining plastic surgery overseas to reconsider. “Someone said it to me a couple of weeks ago. If you wouldn’t drink the water there why the hell would you have surgery there. That’s so true. So true,” she said.


Livinia Nixon wows in Strictly Ballroom

Livinia Nixon has made a flamboyant cameo appearance in the stage version of Baz Luhrmann’s 1992 film Strictly Ballroom. Livinia played the part of “try out girl #2” and could be seen dancing front and center at Her Majesty’s Theatre with lead actor Thomas Lacey.

Sporting a curly brunette wig and a backless orange dress, Livinia reportedly nailed her performance and wowed the audience! …And she only learnt the choreography 24 hours in advance! WOW! After the show Livinia told the Herald Sun “My face is sore from smiling…They said to me, ‘You can’t be too over the top in Strictly Ballroom. It’s big face, big make-up, big hair, big costumes’ … I knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I just had fun in the moment.” The mother of two can now tick performing in a professional stage show off her bucket list!

Nixon has long loved the rush of performing live, ignited as a 22-year-old alongside Daryl Somers and Ossie Ostrich on small-screen icon Hey Hey It’s Saturday, the show that made her famous. The recent performance comes in the lead-up to her 40th birthday next week.

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Picture- Eugene Hyland

Picture- Eugene Hyland

Picture- Eugene Hyland