RFDS in your state – QLD

Lexie in hospital

A catastrophic accident that changed Lexie's life forever

At just 18-years old, Lexie, a young women from Townsville had a truly horrific accident while enjoying her first work experience at one of the remotest spots in Australia.
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Graphic: Cliff with his catch

The one that got away

Few Queenslanders have come as close to death as Cliff Packham and lived to tell the tale. He suffered a cardiac arrest on the beach of remote Sweers Island last September, click to read more
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Graphic: Baby Mack

Mack needed heart surgery at only 3-days-old

"We were terrified when we found Mack had a heart condition. We didn't understand what was wrong with him and we didn't understand how it was all going to turn out." Mack's mum, Shelly. Click to read more about Mack
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Aria's fight for her first breath

Aria inhaled her amniotic fluid during her delivery which meant she was fighting from her very first breath. She needed the assistance of the Flying Doctors to get her to a neonatal intensive care unit located hundreds of kilometres away in Brisbane.
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Flying Doctor First Aid

Every day lives are lost when people are injured and no one with them know first aid. Knowing what to do in an emergency could save a loved one's life.
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Kaleb's Story

Kaleb was just 10 days old when his heart started to fail. He needed emergency heart surgery to survive. But he was stranded with his mother Lori, as their isolated hometown was surrounded by flood waters.
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