Stories

We love to hear and share the stories of Royal Flying Doctor Service staff, volunteers, fundraisers and patients.

"I always presented myself as being OK, when I really wasn't and was actually really struggling," says Lynne.

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women with horses

"It's a male-dominated culture," explains Jacqueline. "Girls have to be tough, wrangling bulls and sheep and cattle and stuff. It's an adventure, but it can also be the first time young girls have lived away from home, even if they've grown up on the land.

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"I played netball and everyone just thought I'd pulled a muscle in my back," explains Natalie. "But it went on for months and months and just got worse ...

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children learning how to brush their teeth

"You've given me back my smile," was the response of one woman after attending an RFDS Oral Health Clinic in Bourke.

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"I was relieved when the Flying Doctor got here," says Mia. "You can go through what you've learned in training and hang in there, but once the Flying Doctor gets here it's a huge relief!"

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"It was not just a 'ladies day'," says RFDS Mental Health nurse Vanessa Latham. "It was an opportunity for much-needed socialisation, networking, information and sharing of talents and experiences."

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