Karratha irukandji victim meets RFDS heroes
The Karratha teenager stung by a potentially fatal irukandji jellyfish during Easter has spent today meeting with staff from the Royal Flying Doctor Service who transported her from Karratha to Perth during the ordeal, which came to an end on Monday when she was released from hospital.
Hannah spent two weeks at Princess Margaret Hospital fighting off agonising pain, with what Australian Marine Sting Advisory Services director Lisa-Ann Gershwin said would have been a particularly severe case of irukandji syndrome.
Her mother Casey Mitchell said Hannah’s strength and resilience, the hard work of hospital staff and words of support from the Pilbara community had helped see her daughter through.
“We felt throughout the whole experience that we were never alone, and that’s the nicest thing, that the love and support were never far away,” she said.
“I just think that’s a testament to the Pilbara community and how strong it is.”
For more, pick up next week’s copy of The Pilbara News.
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