Bringing the tales of heroes into light
THERE was no shortage of material when it came to submitting stories for our Defying Debbie book.
Because of the enormity of Cyclone Debbie, the book covers communities well beyond our Whitsunday shores, but there was one region that bore the full brunt of a category four storm and that was us.
From the medical team at Whitsunday Family Practice who were busy saving lives in a makeshift emergency clinic to the ordinary people who were trying to get them water and generator fuel, the amazing tales just kept on coming.
So many people went above and beyond, including council workers, Ergon staff, nurses, doctors, SES volunteers, community groups and organisations such as Rotary, the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre, Orange Sky Laundry, Givit, Aidtaskers, the armed forces, local volunteers and more.
All of these stories have appeared in the pages of our newspapers and websites in recent weeks and some are now immortalised in the “Defying Debbie” book – all for a worthy cause.
I have no doubt however, there are still some unsung heroes out there whose stories have yet to be told.
With your help, we’ll look forward to continuing to uncover those stories as they no doubt emerge.