The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, they deliver extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.
Did you know that on average, they help someone every two minutes? They do a top job, mate.
The Gift of Support is a charitable way to celebrate life and support Aussie mums and bubs in the bush faced with medical challenges while honouring your own mother. Whether it’s a premature arrival in the most remote of areas, or a seriously ill toddler needing emergency care from specialist staff – the Flying Doctor have been there when Aussie mums like Debbie Storey have needed them most.
Debbie is mum to toddler Hallie who 4 years ago was born in a small Western Australian town with her arteries flowing the wrong way. Without open heart surgery, she had only weeks to live. The nearest specialists were 3000 km’s away in Melbourne.
Debbie recalls vividly that at just 11 days old her tiny baby was flown to Melbourne from Western Australia in a fully equipped Royal Flying Doctor plane with an expert medical crew.
“How do you thank someone for that?” Debbie said, “We will be forever grateful to the RFDS and its supporters. They gave us the gift of hope.”
The Flying Doctor’s saved baby Hallie’s life and continues to help other children in remote Australia. As a charity, it needs the support of Australian’s to continue to offer this vital service, mate.
This Mother’s Day purchase an RFDS Mother’s Day card for $30 or make a donation in lieu of a gift to send a message of hope and help to mums who call on the Flying Doctor services. Not only is the card personalised with your own greeting, it also shares the story of how precious cargo like baby Hallie is made comfortable with the donation you’ve given on her behalf.
Honour your mum by donating in her name today at https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/vic/mum/