A former My Kitchen Rules couple who lost their baby to leukaemia are trying to settle back to life in Australia without their little girl, after spending time overseas in a bid to process their daughter’s death.

Carly Saunders and Tresne Middleton said a recent trip to Thailand had given them the “tools we need to grow and live through this grief”, two months after the death of 20-month-old Poppy Grace.

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On February 16, Saunders and Middleton revealed the heartbreaking news their daughter had died after a courageous battle with a rare leukaemia.

The couple shared a photo of the baby and wrote: “This morning we lost our precious baby Poppy Grace. True to form she fought tooth and nail until her final breath.”

Earlier in April, the couple travelled to Thailand to “explore healing a Poppy-sized hole in our hearts”.

My Kitchen Rules couple Carly Saunders and Tresne Middleton with baby Poppy. Credit: carlyandtresne/Instagram
Carly Saunders and Tresne Middleton in Thailand. Credit: Instagram

Taking to social media they told of their difficult decision to return home and shared snippets of the trip, along with a raw caption about how they were coping with their grief.

“Home again… it is time to face home again,” the post to Instagram on Wednesday began.

“Our time in Thailand has helped to give us the tools we need to grow and live through this grief.”

In February, the couple held a memorial for Poppy, and encouraged those attending to donate blood to help other little ones fighting the illness.

“In lieu of flowers, we encourage you to #RiseUpforPoppy by donating blood, platelets, or plasma to Poppy Grace’s Lifeblood Team,” the couple wrote ahead of the celebration of her life.

“Her little friends with cancer still need your blood.”

Poppy Grace died after a courageous battle with leukaemia. Credit: carlyandtresne/Instagram

The couple has now thanked supporters for their “beautiful words of love and support” and for helping to honour Poppy’s memory with blood donations.

According to their new Instagram post on Wednesday, the blood donations that went towards the “Poppy Grace lifeblood tally” have saved more than 3237 lives.

The couple held a memorial for Poppy and encouraged people to donate blood, platelets or plasma. Credit: carlyandtresne/Instagram

“You all give us so much hope, there are so many wonderful humans in the world. We are in awe of your willingness to stay the course with us wading through the darkness,” they went on.

“We cannot believe that you remarkable souls have already raised $2471 in Poppy’s memory to go towards revolutionary leukaemia research.

“This funding goes directly to a team that are working on the same rare leukaemia that Poppy had, which unfortunately gives babies like Poppy a very poor chance of a cure.

“We cherish each and every one of you, thank you for being with us and present on this messy road to recovery ❤️‍🩹.”

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Moment man breaks into the home of Carly Saunders and Tresne Middleton.

Moment man breaks into the home of Carly Saunders and Tresne Middleton.