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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 Aerocool 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, we’d love for you to share it with us. Click here to share your story.

Brave little Hunter’s time-critical flight
In 2019, weighing a tiny 2. 1 pounds, baby Hunter Tyler was born at 27 weeks.
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Paul had the Life-Saving Flight he Needed - Because of You
For Paul Foote, the day began like any other day. He never could have imagined what the day would bring, or that he would need a life-saving flight in the TECT Rescue Helicopter.
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Your Support was Life-Saving for Dave
From the moment he woke up that morning, Dave felt dreadful. Every time he stood up his world spun. “I felt I’d gone six rounds with Mohammad Ali,” said Dave.
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Why your gift matters so much
Saying “see you later,” to fellow gym goers, Gary Cassidy finished his workout, got into his car and headed, not for home, but for Whakatane Hospital.
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Your support makes a difference to those in need
Nothing compares to holding your newborn in your arms for the first time – a moment of overwhelming joy.
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Your generosity aided a swift response for Chelsea
A passionate motocross rider, 16 year old Chelsea Trueman struck trouble while competing at an event in Awakaponga.
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Your support fuels our flights
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Help Us Continue Making Memorable Moments
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Paul's Story
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Everyday People, Extraordinary Outcomes
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Ciara's Story
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TECT helping the TECT Rescue Helicopter save lives
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Wherever you play, accidents can happen