Fast road ahead for CareFlight thanks to Ken Mills Toyota
Local Toyota tycoons, Ken and Brett Mills, have banded together to give back to the service that helped save the life of Brett’s nephew, Tyler Favier, just three years ago.
In January 2011, the then 11 year old Tyler was transferred from Kingaroy Hospital to the Mater Children’s Hospital suffering Ketoacidosis – a life threatening condition associated with type one diabetes.
Tyler was in a critical condition and remained in intensive care for three days.
The Mills family has kindly donated a Toyota Atara to CareFlight in honour of the tireless work the service has performed over the past three decades, airlifting more than 40,000 patients.
With several Toyota car yards across the Sunshine Coast, North Burnett and South Burnett regions, the Mills family knows firsthand how necessary and valuable RACQ CareFlight Rescue is to their community.
“We’re obviously extremely grateful for everything they did for Tyler,” Brett said.
“It was his first flight in a helicopter which was his ticket to a second chance at life.
“We realise without CareFlight it could have been much worse for Tyler.
“CareFlight connects rural communities with specialist medical care and the donated vehicle is our way of giving back,” Brett said.
For the next two years the car will be used to assist CareFlight’s operations throughout the region to support fundraising initiatives and community events.
Tomorrow (Thursday 3 July), the car will be unveiled and the kind contributions of Ken Mills Toyota acknowledged at 10am at Ken Mills Toyota Maroochydore (82 Sugar Road, Maroochydore).
Brett Mills, Tyler Favier and RACQ CareFlight Rescue North Coast Relationship Manager Angela Miles will all be available for photo and interview opportunities.