December 18, 2018
The Queensland campdraft community sprung into action to help the family of a toddler badly injured in a farming accident in September.
Two-year-old Kory Burton suffered a serious brain injury in a mustering accident.
He was airlifted to the Queensland Children’s Hospital by Toowoomba’s RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter while his mum, Felicity – who was also injured in the accident – remained in Toowoomba Hospital for treatment.
On Tuesday, the family gathered at the Clive Berghofer LifeFlight Centre, in Toowoomba, to thank the rescue service, and accept a cheque from the Cooyar Campdraft Society.
A charity campdraft, held in November, attracted competitors from as far as Mt Isa.
The campdraft raised more than $45,000, which has been shared between the Burton family, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue and Ronald McDonald house.
Kory is almost fully recovered from his injuries and is back to his playful self.
“As Queenslanders, we are all just so fortunate to have this kind of service and these kind of facilities available to us when we need help. RACQ LifeFlight just do such an amazing job and it’s really important to support them,” his dad Karl said.
His mum Felicity agreed: “Thank you. Thank you. I can only say thank you, for what you did for us.
“Those pilots are just so skilled and so incredible,” she said.
“All the RACQ LifeFlight crew were very calm and professional. They have this little person who’s so important to our family on board and they were kind and calm through the whole flight taking Kory to Brisbane.”