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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 Waikato Westpac 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 with us. Click here to share your story.

Arthur is a happy, healthy little boy thanks to you!
There aren’t many mums who can say they have taken their baby on not one, but two, life-saving flights on a rescue helicopter.
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Because of you, Hedley’s family still have him in their life every day
For one Huntly man, being home with his three little boys and supportive partner is so very precious.
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Tommy wanted to do something special to thank the crew and raise funds for the rescue helicopter that helped save his mum Annie’s life.
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On picturesque farmland on the outskirts of Matamata, Annie and her eldest son were with a group enjoying a hunt on horseback, when her horse flipped, landing on top of her.
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For Maria and her unborn baby, time was critical
When your rescue helicopter is tasked to a mission, it’s because it is the fastest, best and in many cases, the only option, and for Maria and her unborn baby time was critical.
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For 14-year-old Hamish, your support means the world
Enjoying all that high school has to offer, Hamish of Cambridge jumped at the chance of a diving trip organised by his school.
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