Hew­son’s hip pic a hit

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

AN im­age of Ham­mond Park mum Sarah Twomey and her two young daugh­ters is now on dis­play at the WA Mu­seum.

The pic­ture was snapped by Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group pho­tog­ra­pher Jon Hew­son in June last year for a story about Ms Twomey’s not-for-profit group, Healthy Hips Aus­tralia.

The snap was part of the port­fo­lio that helped Hew­son claim the best sub­ur­ban pho­tog­ra­pher cat­e­gory at the 2015 WA Me­dia Awards.

It is also part of the col­lec­tion Hew­son used to scoop sec­ond at the 2016 WA Press Pho­tog­ra­phy Awards in the same cat­e­gory.

Ms Twomey said she was ex­cited about the po­ten­tial the im­age had to in­crease aware­ness of Healthy Hips Aus­tralia and its work ad­dress­ing hip dys­pla­sia – a fail­ure of the hip joints to de­velop nor­mally – which over time de­creases the func­tion in the joints. It af­fects about four in ev­ery 1000 ba­bies.

The is­sue will be high­lighted this week, with Aus­tralia’s first Healthy Hips Week event run­ning un­til this Satur­day.

Visit www.healthy­hip­saus­tralia.org.au.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d439628

Sarah Twomey with daugh­ters Eve (3) and Maya (14 months).

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