Recently, I met my rescuers, including John Hoad, the pilot who flew the helicopter to save my life. I discovered he was a founding member of CareFlight– and 32 years later he’s still flying for CareFlight.

It was a pretty emotional experience. I found it a bit hard to talk. All I wanted to do was say, “Thank you. I owe my life to you.”

I hope you’ll give a gift today so CareFlight can keep saving lives.

CareFlight flew to my rescue

My family called ‘000’, and within minutes the CareFlight helicopter landed nearby.

Trapped inside the crashed aircraft, I had multiple serious injuries. Both hips were dislocated and I had a severed artery in my leg which made the situation critical.

Without CareFlight’s specialist doctor there to give me an intravenous blood transfusion, I would probably have died inside the wreckage, with my wife and children watching helplessly.

I know the reason I’m still here is thanks to CareFlight and people just like you, who supported CareFlight all those years ago.


A message from CareFlight – Please help keep us flying

Everything we do is thanks to people like you.

We could not have come so far without community support. Thanks to the generosity of our fellow Australians, we’ve provided the highest standard of critical care to seriously ill and injured patients for 32 years, saving thousands of lives.

CareFlight urgently needs your help to continue saving lives. Please show your support with a tax-deductible gift today.

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