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  1. Share your story

    Share your story

    Have you been airlifted by LifeFlight in the past?

  2. Mother of seven receives lifesaving airlift mid-surgery

    Mother of seven receives lifesaving airlift mid-surgery

    “Because of you, my kids still have their Mum. Thank you for giving generously to LifeFlight and helping save my wife’s life,” Bruce Devereaux.

  3. Former MP rescued from grain silo

    Former MP rescued from grain silo

    Ian Cameron was lucky to survive eight hours trapped in an underground grain pit. He was stuck chest deep in grain as a churning auger bashed around his right foot.

  4. Father winched to safety after spinal injury scare

    Father winched to safety after spinal injury scare

    A shocking mountain-biking accident should have left Brisbane dentist Andrew Paddison a quadriplegic.

  5. Bailey was on the brink of losing his life

    Bailey was on the brink of losing his life

    At just four years old, Bailey was on the brink of death after falling violently ill with life-threatening bacterial meningitis. Bailey was urgently airlifted to emergency care, and thanks to the generosity of CareFlight donors, little Bailey is alive today.

  6. Healthy mother-of-three never expected to suffer a heart attack at 49

    Healthy mother-of-three never expected to suffer a heart attack at 49

    Jackie Rogers’s heart attack was completely out of the blue, she never expected to need our lifesaving care. Thankfully, CareFlight was there to help Jackie in her darkest hour.

  7. Dreadful cough leads to hospital dash

    Dreadful cough leads to hospital dash

    If you asked Monto local Kellie Fletcher if she ever thought one of her kids would need a lifesaving CareFlight helicopter flight, she would simply reply, “No. But given we’re in a rural town, you never know when we’ll need it.”

  8. Mumís head injury after horse head-butt

    Mumís head injury after horse head-butt

    When mother-of-two Kerry Wilson was head-butted by a horse, her last thought before losing consciousness was to protect her 11-year-old autistic son from seeing her lying injured on the ground. 

  9. Itís a miracle Darren Philip is alive today

    Itís a miracle Darren Philip is alive today

    The father of three wasn’t expected to survive a horrific car crash that left him critically injured and fighting for his life.

  10. A motherís ordeal hits home

    A motherís ordeal hits home

    When two-year-old Chase came home from hospital on December, his mother Aleisha thought her little boy’s health concerns would become a thing of...
  11. Patient shares story of survival at Toowoomba Gala Ball

    Patient shares story of survival at Toowoomba Gala Ball

    Twelve years ago, Alice Greenup was gravely injured after she fell from her horse in South West Queensland. Alice was mustering cattle with her...
  12. Brave four-year-old airlifted to specialist care

    Brave four-year-old airlifted to specialist care

    Tayte Gill is like any other four-year-old boy. He idolises superheroes; loves playing with his big sister, Aliviah; and has a cheesy, toothy smile...
  13. Doctors said he may never walk again

    Doctors said he may never walk again

    Brisbane local, David Hessey received this devastating blow from his doctors after critically injuring his spine in a horrific mountain bike crash at Mt Joyce.

  14. Life after a spinal injury

    Life after a spinal injury

    Finbar Mills was just 22 years old when his life changed in an instant.

  15. Heart patient unknowingly funds own rescue

    Heart patient unknowingly funds own rescue

    Life is full of ironies – just ask David Larkin. 

  16. Teenage horsefall survivor Ďcanít thank CareFlight enoughí

    Teenage horsefall survivor Ďcanít thank CareFlight enoughí

    Ask 18-year-old Taylah McGee whether she’ll get back in the saddle and she’ll tell you the number of days, hours and minutes until her doctors say she can ride again. 

  17. Deadly brown snake bites boy

    Deadly brown snake bites boy

    Even as a former paediatric nurse, Myola Root found it hard to keep calm when her young son screamed the words, “Mum, get me help… I’ve been bitten by a snake.” 

  18. Sam's button battery scare

    Sam's button battery scare

    There’s little sign of it today but just four months ago Teresa Pesic, a Sunshine Coast mother of three, feared her toddler son wouldn’t live to see Christmas  

  19. Paramedic reunited with flood family

    Paramedic reunited with flood family

    “It’s hard to believe that last time I was holding this little dude we were 70 feet above his house, in the middle of a raging torrent,” said Anthony Clark, Flight Paramedic. 

  20. Babyís dramatic arrival sparks mercy dash

    Babyís dramatic arrival sparks mercy dash

    Malaria epidemiologist Leanne Robinson was having coffee with a friend in Papua New Guinea when she felt the unmistakable pangs of labour.

  21. Mountain bike crash survivor reunites with CareFlight rescuers

    Mountain bike crash survivor reunites with CareFlight rescuers

    Former RACQ CareFlight Rescue patient David Hessey visited CareFlight’s Gold Coast hangar today to personally thank the rescue crew who rushed to his aid on July 5.

  22. The Scotts, well and truly part of the CareFlight family

    The Scotts, well and truly part of the CareFlight family

    Kathy Scott is convinced she owes her youngest daughter’s life to RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

  23. Miss World contender reunites with rescuers after horrific accident

    Miss World contender reunites with rescuers after horrific accident

    Against all odds Brisbane student Stephanie Campbell has the Miss World Australia crown set firmly in her sights.

  24. CareFlight airlifts 1,000th patient

    CareFlight airlifts 1,000th patient

    When five year old Isabella Fuller-Chapman was airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue this month, it was to be a series of firsts and milestones.

  25. Mother relives son's horror crash

    Mother relives son's horror crash

    When your child is terribly injured, many parents will understand that helpless feeling, knowing there is nothing you can do for your child.
  26. Family fears worst for stranded bushwalkers

    Family fears worst for stranded bushwalkers

     “Our families assumed we were dead. All they knew was that Police, SES and RACQ CareFlight were searching for us – it wasn’t a good sign,” Marcus Barlow –lost bushwalker.
     
  27. Moreton Island medevac for sick toddler

    Moreton Island medevac for sick toddler

    Thanks to supporters like you, three year old Jackson Spalding will get to celebrate another Christmas with his family.

  28. Unconscious lifesaver saved by CareFlight

    Unconscious lifesaver saved by CareFlight

    What began as a carefree day at South Stradbroke beach with mates almost ended in tragedy for surfer Ben Goodwin.

  29. Man airlifted after gas bottle explodes

    Man airlifted after gas bottle explodes

    When John Dallon offered to make his mate a gas camping cooker, he never thought the kind gesture would nearly take his life. 

  30. Four-year-old airlifted with paralysis from tick

    Four-year-old airlifted with paralysis from tick

    Karen Drew’s four-year-old daughter woke up one morning, paralyzed from the chest down.

  31. Stockman says thanks after motorbike fall

    Stockman says thanks after motorbike fall

    Mark Kendle was laying on a deserted paddock in rural Queensland, over one hour from the nearest town, in excruciating pain.

  32. Swimmer shares story after being pulled from surf

    Swimmer shares story after being pulled from surf

    My name is Natalie Ward, I am 20 years old. In December 2005, I was surfing off the coast at Mudjimba. I’m not sure how it happened, but I became unconscious and fell from my surfboard.

  33. Baby airlifted when Bruce Highway cut by floods

    Baby airlifted when Bruce Highway cut by floods

    A baby girl who might never have celebrated her first birthday popped into our hangar at the Sunshine Coast Airport to thank the crew for the role it played in saving her life.

  34. Paralympic Cyclist Airlifted after Head Injury

    Paralympic Cyclist Airlifted after Head Injury

    Silver medal Paralympic cyclist Bryce Lindores was rescued by CareFlight in 2004.

  35. Little Battler Clings on to Life after Rocky Start

    Little Battler Clings on to Life after Rocky Start

    Five year old Sebastian McErlean tells anyone who is willing to listen that he’s part of the CareFlight crew. His height is a slight giveaway...
  36. Man Volunteers for CareFlight after Cheating Death

    Man Volunteers for CareFlight after Cheating Death

    John Weis has a lot to be thankful for. When he heard the term keyhole surgery to describe a procedure to remove a tumour from his kidney late last year, he presumed the operation would be straightforward.

  37. Surfer Owes Life to CareFlight's Rapid Response

    Surfer Owes Life to CareFlight's Rapid Response

    It was his last wave of the day and Jon Wright knew he was headed straight for danger when the three metre barrel he was riding turned bad.

  38. Cancer sufferer in good hands with CareFlight Air Ambulance

    Cancer sufferer in good hands with CareFlight Air Ambulance

    In April 2006, Palm Beach resident Judy Gray set out on a five-day bus tour to western Queensland and Lightning Ridge with a group of friends.

  39. Hiker suffers heart issues

    Hiker suffers heart issues

    Dr Lionel Hartley has been a keen hiker for most of his life. He and his hiking friends planned to walk Brisbane’s Scenic Rim over the 2006 Easter break... a journey that landed him in a CareFlight helicopter.

  40. One tonne tractor crushes woman

    One tonne tractor crushes woman

    58 year old Cornelia Payne was slashing grass at home on her 40 acre property near Gatton in late 2005 when a typical farm accident happened.

  41. Man suffers head and spinal injury in cherry picker rollover

    Man suffers head and spinal injury in cherry picker rollover

    One August afternoon at Mount Tamborine, Anthony Leighton was up high in a cherry picker, picking avocadoes when an unexpected accident threw him to the ground six metres below.

  42. Bunk bed fall leaves Billy with punctured lung

    Bunk bed fall leaves Billy with punctured lung

    Ten-year-old Billy Howell was at home at Murwillumbah playing with some toys on the top bunk of his bed when two small Lego pieces proved a little difficult to prise apart. 

  43. Pleasant bushwalk ends in emergency airlift

    Pleasant bushwalk ends in emergency airlift

    What started as a pleasant bushwalk in Girraween National Park ended in an emergency airlift for Keith Alcock.