Acknowledged for her bravery by RFDS
DISPLAYING a calm head and nerves of steel in tumultuous circumstances has seen Sarah Lette awarded the 2017 Royal Flying Doctor Service Local Hero Award.
Following a car crash in 2015 which involved her partner and herself in one car and a young family in the other, Sarah, from Eidsvold, managed to run and call for help in a limited mobile reception area.
After calling the emergency services, she pulled her partner from the vehicle as the other family managed to slowly free themselves.
If it wasn’t for Sarah’s ability to act in such a calm and measured manner, those involved in the ordeal may have suffered very different fates.
For her efforts, Sarah was awarded the Bundaberg region’s 2017 RFDS Local Hero Award at a morning tea held at the Bundaberg.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service chief executive officer Nino Di Marco said the RFDS Local Hero Awards were established in 2016 to thank and acknowledge those outstanding individuals who selflessly support the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in their region.
“On behalf of all of us at the RFDS here in Queensland we would like to congratulate and thank all Local Hero nominees across Queensland who work behind the scenes to support the work of the Flying Doctor teams,” Mr Di Marco said.
Ergon retail executive general manager Cheryl Hopkins said Ergon was proud to be a long-term partner of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Queensland and sponsor of the RFDS Local Hero Awards.
“The RFDS are an integral part of the regional Queensland providing lifesaving services. However, like any essential service, they couldn’t do it without the support of many individuals,” Ms Hopkins said.
“Every community has those people who go above and beyond.”