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Patients and donors are at the heart of everything we do.  Your stories are a powerful testament to human strength, courage, vulnerability, and hope.

Your stories inspire others and bring awareness to the lifesaving work undertaken by the highly skilled personnel onboard the Grassroots Trust Rescue Helicopter, who are saving lives every day.

If you have experienced our service or held a fundraising event or activity for your rescue helicopter, you have a story to tell, and we’d love for you to share it. Click here to share your story.

Thank you for helping baby Harry receive the care he urgently needed
An emergency trip to hospital in April was not the first for then six-week-old baby Harry, who at just nine days old was previously admitted to hospital for similar distressing unexplained symptoms.
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MORE BIRTHDAYS TO CELEBRATE THANKS TO YOUR GENEROSITY
An induced coma is no way to spend your 13th birthday, but that’s exactly what happened for Koben Hanks in April of 2019.
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Stephen’s broken hip stranded him. You came to his rescue.
While Stephen and his wife were biking the Ohakune Old Coach Road Bike Train Stephen suddenly hit a patch of mud and tumbled from his bike, breaking his left hip.
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Baby Charlotte could have died without you
Charlotte Rogers had a very early start to life, arriving at 30 weeks, weighing 2lb 4oz.
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Tramping trip ends with search and rescue
Sunday morning, 26 April 2015, started quietly for pilot Lance Burns and crew, but it soon stepped up a notch when they had a call asking for assistance to search for a beacon that had…
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Friend avoids kidney damage
YOUR DONATION ENABLED A SPEEDY FLIGHT OUT OF THE TARARUA RANGES FOR HEATHER GRADY, PREVENTING LONG-TERM ORGAN DAMAGE.
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