Stories

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

“It’s funny you know, because as little children, we didn’t realise how important our babysitters were.”

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Cliff Packham - RFDS cardiac arrest on fishing trip

We'd been fishing all morning. I can't even blame the fact that I was fighting a big fish and it put strain on me. There was no pain, no shortness of breath, nothing at all. It just came straight out of the blue.

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RFDS Cesna

I’ve had excellent mentors during my training, and RFDS is no exception. All of the staff at RFDS have worked hard to get here and it’s great to be surrounded by such a supportive team.

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Glenice with Wez and Glenn

Glenice was transferred onto their stretcher then we were off to the hospital. Glenn and Wez were laidback, which was a good thing as Glenice does enjoy making fun with people. She kept attempting to knock Glenn’s hat off with her walking stick

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Lorraine’s bequest was a surprise to us – we had no idea she had included the Royal Flying Doctor Service in her Will. Receiving a bequest is always a bitter-sweet moment, but in this case there was an additional element of sadness as it was too late for us to say “thank you”, and let Lorraine know what her generosity means to the many people the Flying Doctor helps each year.

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Baby Devocean with nasal tube

How can you put into words how grateful you are to the people who were there for you at the most frightening points of your life? The RFDS are truly angels of the sky.

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