"I thought I was going to lose my boy"

On the 1st of October 2012, 8 year old John Schouten was hit by a car at high speed, suffering multiple injuries. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter quickly responded to the accident.

John’s mum, Connie, is very thankful that we have such a highly skilled rescue service in the Auckland region.

“It’s every parents worst nightmare and it certainly was for me when John got bowled over. To see the Westpac Rescue Helicopter team working on my boy, all I could do was hold out hope.

Dr Chris and the crew were amazing, putting me at ease whilst providing our son with the best possible care. My family are so pleased that they were there to help us when we really needed them.

I urge you to support the rescue helicopter in any way that you can, so that they can help other families like ours.”