The feature image used in this article is one of Laura Thomas' favourite photos.
Her four beautiful children, all born within the space of four years, dressed up and smiling at the camera.
It sits proudly as the cover photo on her Facebook page, which is full of equally lovely images of the young Canberra family.
But this is Laura's highlight reel, and behind the scenes she and husband Craig are exhausted and terrified they aren't going to meet the September 14 deadline to pay for a surgery that could help bring some normality and sanity back to their lives.
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Not one of Laura's three births went to plan, and as a result her body has been left "ripped apart."
The 31-year-old's first two pregnancies were traumatic, full of complications, and were only 14 months apart.
Her eldest was removed in theatre with forceps and an episiotomy. Her second fell out of her while she was being carried from the bath to a hospital bed after the midwives realised she had blacked out in the water.
Both experiences left her traumatised and anxious as she prepared to deliver twins in 2018 just two years later.
"I am not a very big person so twins sort of ripped everything apart. They made a big tear in my hip muscles and my body hadn't been able to recover from the first two, so the twins caused my pelvis to collapse at 36 weeks," Laura told Mamamia.
"I still have a support belt that holds my hips together and my [abdominal] separation is still huge. I can push my whole fist to the back of my body to my kidneys. It's still at about 5cm," she said.
Laura's core doesn't function at all right now. So her back muscles are trying to take on the job, and it's leaving her in chronic, constant pain.