Port digs deep for life-saving machine
WHEN Nina King lost her husband to a cerebral aneurysm earlier this year, the quality of care and compassion given by Port Douglas Paramedics made her want to give back.
She reached out to Officer in Charge Ian Day asking how she could help, and soon after set about raising money for medical devices that would be useful to paramedics.
“It’s been totally amazing,” said Ms King. “Our repeat customers have really supported the cause.”
Port Douglas locals and visitors alike dug deep when they learned the age of Ms King’s husband, Dave, who passed away at only 39 years of age.
Over five weeks Ms King has had a tin on the counter at her business, Shakes Gelati Bar. In all, $6308 was raised to be donated to the paramedics.
Ian Day explained that the money would be used to not just buy a portable pulse oximeter, but an automated external defibrillator (AED) as well.
The AED will be placed in Shakes Gelati Bar for use by the public in case of an emergency, along with a plaque towards Dave King.
‘We’re very proud of Nina’, said local paramedic Ian Day