Stories

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

It was about 12.30pm on a Sunday. My kids were in the lounge room, laying about on the couch and watching TV while I prepared their food in the kitchen. That’s when I heard a scream. A moment later Tessa stumbled in and she just sort of dropped onto the ground screaming.

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“When we got there it was quite clear that he had burns to around 70 per cent of his body,” Dr Ellis remembers. “Somebody with burns to that degree - it’s pretty scary and you need to make sure you do all the right things for them to give them every chance of surviving.”

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Thank you RFDS for getting me to the hospital safe and to the nurse for my teddy. I name him Jet.

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I turned the TV on and went to sit down on the bed when suddenly I got this spearing pain in my lower abdomen and I just collapsed onto my back with the pain.

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I never thought this would happen to me, but you never know when a crisis might strike – it can happen to anyone anytime. I'm just so grateful for the help of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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I had never met these people before my accident, and yet they saved my life

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