Queensland Paralympian laps up every moment with newborn

Queensland Paralympian laps up every moment with newborn

Queensland Paralympic amputee swimmer Brenden Hall OAM and his wife Brittany have welcomed their first child at Mater Mothers' Hospital in Brisbane.

Across Queensland, Mater Mothers’ Hospitals welcome more than 12 000 babies into the world every year, and this year baby Bodhi Jude Hall is one of them.

Born on December 10 at 9.33pm, Bodhi weighed 3.41kg.

Mr Hall, a four-time Paralympic Games representative, who lost a leg to childhood chicken pox said he was looking forward to educating his son about people with disabilities and how they should not be treated differently.

“I am hoping I can teach him everything I can and find different ways to teach him particular things,” Mr Hall, 28, said.

Bodhi is the first child for the Mango Hill couple and came home from hospital on Tuesday 14 December.

“It’s really hard to put into words how I am feeling right now,” Mr Hall said.

“It’s wonder and excitement all in one.”

Mr Hall said the household would be a little noisier now.

“Bodhi will be getting used to his new surroundings and we won’t be getting much sleep,” he laughed.

He said he was “super proud” of his wife and her recovery since giving birth.

Media Contact: Reshni Ratnam, 0417 191 094, reshni.ratnam@mater.org.au

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