Stories

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

"I'm so blessed though, I've had a great life and I've been very lucky."

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"We got to Kazakhstan and were thinking the roads weren't going to be too bad," said Sam. "But the roads over here have potholes, which if you drove into, I don't think you'd get out of."

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The biggest challenge these children face is isolation. Satellite lessons and online tutorials are important tools but children need to socialise with each other. A web chat is not the same as kicking a football around with their mates.

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"If someone asks me about the Flying Doctor I tell them what happened to Adam. I never ask for money but it doesn't take long for them to reach into their pockets. After all, where would Australia be without the Royal Flying Doctor Service?"

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"I guess it was the fascination of how the RFDS was totally different to my everyday life that made it so enchanting"

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“I said to myself, ‘I’m not going to die on this plane’,” Gene Hildebrand.

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