Stories

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

It’s not uncommon for players to play their heart out in a footy grand final. Nick Morton on the other hand, may have taken the adage a little too seriously.

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“It is purely coincidental that our primary health care team was in Kowanyama that Friday. Normally we run daily clinics Mondays to Wednesdays, but the recent public holiday meant we rescheduled for Friday,”

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For Brooke and Lachlan, hearing their seven-week old baby trying and failing to suck enough air into his badly infected lungs was almost unbearable.

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It was a very quick, smooth flight and it was wonderful to know I was being flown home to be closer to family and friends.

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Andrew on a plane with Royal Flying Doctor Service staff

I had a broken neck at the C2 vertebrae, five broken ribs, a torn spleen and a lot of bruising. I was fitted with a halo brace around my head to keep the vertebrae and spine from moving while it healed.

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Faye and Jim on their holiday

Everything was normal and apparently it was when he was packing up to go I just had a heart attack in front of him! The next thing I woke up crying in Kununurra Hospital, not knowing what was wrong. The paramedic had to use his defibrillator and some CPR on me before getting me to the hospital.

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