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The hospital said she needed to go straight to Dubbo. They were concerned her airways might close completely. They were also having difficulty getting a cannula into her for treatment. So they called the Flying Doctor.

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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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