Stories

Laura raising money for the RFDS on the Kokoda Trek

After crossing the finish line, I was overwhelmed knowing that I had completed such a long and enduring track. I was so proud of both my brother Matt and myself, I couldn't have done it without him.

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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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aeromedical rescue photo

"One day my brother, who was ten, and I were mucking around in the back yard with an old set of golf clubs and a flat soccer ball. At one point he swung the stick and it got me across the eye"

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"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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