Carmen and Adrian Longmuir with Tyz, Blair, 13, Dylan, 12, Jemma, 10, Jazma, 8. Photo IPQ ARTS
Carmen and Adrian Longmuir with Tyz, Blair, 13, Dylan, 12, Jemma, 10, Jazma, 8. Photo IPQ ARTS Contributed

Longmuir family welcomes sixth, and last, child

THE Longmuirs are living proof that with a strong family unit, you can take on anything.

The family has welcomed their sixth child, Tyz Rohan Reece.

Parents Carmen and Adrian say he will be their last.

Tyz was born pneumonic with jaundice, which was one of the side effects from Carmen having a negative blood type.

He and Carmen spent five days in hospital, and now he is a happy and healthy baby.

The implications were caused because Carmen cannot have Anti D, and Tyz had a positive blood type.

But now Tyz and Carmen are back at their Tannum Sands home, and the whole family loves it.

"Looking through all the baby photos the other day, they're all identical.

"He's (Tyz) beautiful to look at and a really good, placid baby," Adrian said.

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Adrian chose the unique name for his son.

"I think it's fitting because he sort of ties up our family - he's our last one."

In March last year Adrian and Carmen's one-year-old son Kash died from leukaemia.

Adrian said it had taken time, but the family was moving on.

The children have returned to their regular sports, like netball and rugby league and Carmen and Adrian had returned to work.

"We had planned to have one about two months after Kash was born.

"If it wasn't for making that decision then, we probably wouldn't have had another one because you'd never be sure if it was for all the right reasons," he said.

The family plans to continue raising money for the Cash for Kash foundation.



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