An accident can happen in a second. The impact on families can last a lifetime.

Experience has taught us that rapid medical response at the scene can have a profound effect on patient outcomes, and for their entire family.

Just hours after Debra’s husband Jason and their six-year-old daughter Kia went on a drive in the Northern Territory, she got a call saying CareFlight was on its way to rescue them.

“My whole world came crashing down in a second. I remember getting off the phone and not knowing what to do.” – Debra

The accident had happened suddenly. Braking to avoid stray cattle, Jason lost control of the vehicle. Kia escaped with minor bruising, but Jason was badly hurt, with a head wound and serious back injuries.

To reach Jason and Kia, our crew had to wait out one of the Top End’s powerful wet season thunderstorms. In a region prone to widespread flooding, an aeromedical service like ours is often the only way to provide urgent medical assistance.

Once landed, our doctor was able to assess and treat Jason’s injuries and transport him and Kia safely, via helicopter, to Royal Darwin Hospital, where the young family was reunited.

This Christmas, CareFlight will help more sick and injured Australians.

This holiday season, as so many of us celebrate with family, our crew will be on standby for an emergency call. Their gift to us will be lives saved and families kept together.

Your gift is to make sure a service like ours is there when people really need it. This Christmas, please help to ensure we’re ready to fly to save lives by giving a donation today.

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