Ed’s let­ter

Mercury (Hobart) - Magazine - - UPFRONT -

It’s hard to be­lieve it has been a year since res­cue pi­lot Roger Corbin trag­i­cally died in a he­li­copter crash dur­ing a train­ing ex­er­cise at Ho­bart air­port. Harder still for his fam­ily and his pi­lot wife Al­lana who’d pre­vi­ously sur­vived a fa­tal crash her­self and de­fied predictions she’d never walk, let alone fly again. In a brave and mov­ing piece this week, Amanda Ducker reveals how the re­silient Al­lana has not al­lowed the tragic events to de­fine her. Whether it’s for hers and Roger’s chil­dren’s sake, the busi­ness or sim­ply her ded­i­ca­tion to the search and res­cue ef­forts in this state – she some­how man­ages to get out of bed ev­ery day, put one foot in front of the other and keep go­ing no mat­ter what. And ever so slowly but surely it seems she is on the way to see­ing brighter days.

Else­where in the mag­a­zine, Tim Martain talks to the founder of Mo­bart MoBros Tom Wind­sor in an­other story about mov­ing on and the amaz­ing power of the hu­man spirit.

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