My name is Charlotte and I’m a nurse in Darwin. I was born and raised in country Victoria, but I’ve always had a love for the Top End.
It was on my first big road trip up here that I fell seriously ill.
I wouldn’t have survived without CareFlight. They didn’t just save my life; they changed the course of my life.
What started out as a simple cut on my leg, led to a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection, known as necrotising fasciitis. My life depended on CareFlight getting me to Darwin hospital as quickly as possible.
I spent 3 months in hospital and endured 17 surgeries. For a while it was very touch and go, but eventually I was able to leave and amazingly I walked out on my own two legs.
What happened to me could have happened to anyone and it’s why CareFlight is so important in the Top End. Will you join me in supporting CareFlight with a gift this Christmas?
When I got back home, I made a big life decision: I ditched my journalism degree and enrolled in nursing. I wanted to help save lives too. After completing my degree, I returned to Darwin and now work at the hospital.
I can never thank CareFlight and people like you enough. Thanks to you, I have my life, my leg and my new career.
CareFlight really need our support this Christmas and I know for certain, that your support really does save lives.