With over 1,000 missions a year in our ‘flying intensive care unit’, we need your help to raise $175,000 for our sickest and most vulnerable patients.
Rita McCormack was a just baby when she flew with the service.
Her father Lindon remembers the trip well, it seemed rather overwhelming with wee baby Rita in the incubator, but the crew were so reassuring and cared for them as a family, every step of the way.
This year Rita started school!
Sam Whitelock, father of two young children, has put his hand up to support the New Zealand Flying Doctors as an Ambassador.
“When I hear Lindon talk about Rita and speak to other patients, I wonder what would happen without this life saving service. They need support as mission numbers increase, we want to be able to give our communities the best possible service and chance, our health is so important.”
“It could be your son, granddaughter, grandson, son, friend there is nothing that can replace it, if you need to get from Invercargill to Christchurch or Dunedin to Starship, or the West Coast to see a specialist and time is of the essence then you need the New Zealand Flying Doctors; two of my friends with babies have had to use this service. I have seen its impact first-hand.”
Our most urgent priority is to support our most vulnerable, the children who need our help, the children who need your help.
The New Zealand Flying Doctors are only partly government funded, and it is only with the kindness and generosity of the community that we can continue to deliver this life-saving service. With mission numbers increasing each year, the need is greater than ever before.
Today we are asking you to support missions for neonatal and paediatric patients – with over 70 missions a year for children under 15 years of age, we are focused on getting each and every one of them the right medical care.
Your contribution will help save the lives of children like Rita.
Your donation will be put into use straight away; we will get at least one call this week about a child that needs our help.
We are not saving up for a rainy day, we need help today, tomorrow and the day after.
As Dr David Bowie, Chair of the New Zealand Flying Doctor Trust, states, “Community support keeps this vital service flying, saving the lives of thousands of New Zealanders in their time of extreme need.”
Please donate today so we can be there for the most vulnerable, babies like Rita, so they can go on and live their lives to the full. We need your help to continue to fly these essential lifesaving missions.
On behalf of patients like Rita and her family — patients who will directly benefit from your support — thank you for
HELPING SAVE LIVES EVERDAY