Salute to a pair of gals with grit
THE STORIES of Dr Fiona Stonley and Rachel Crowther should bring a smile to your face this morning as you sip your coffee.
Dr Stonley, 35, is highly accomplished and working in a job that’s both thrilling and purposeful.
The anaesthesiologist soars above Queensland with RACQ LifeFlight helping desperately ill people; her hearing difficulties are irrelevant.
As a 10-year-old she decided to study medicine (doctors, she figured, “do some fancy stuff and fix people”).
That’s about the same age as Rachel Crowther is today.
Rachel is bright and vivacious and lives in the Lockyer Valley.
But the prognosis when she was born at 24 weeks and two days gestation was poor - so poor that doctors advised her parents to take plenty of photos in case their tiny baby died.
“She now takes on every life challenge just like when she was born,” said Rachel’s mother Rhonda as her daughter celebrated her 10th birthday this week.
Let it be known: These two ladies have plenty of ticker.
After a week reporting on an attack that left a Warwick teenage girl in hospital with a serious head injury, the ice scourge on the Darling Downs and cases of animal cruelty, some uplifting news.