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Congratulations to Steve Whitfield and Michael Stuth of the Queensland Ambulance Service for being awarded the QBANK Everyday Heroes Award for Working Together. Steve and Michael founded The Wild Medic Project to provide medical aid, resources and support to the devasted rural communities of Nepal following the 2015 earthquakes. Four years later, The Wild Medic Project has led over 18 medical expedition teams to Nepal to provides rural communities free primary health care and medical aid.
Congratulation to Garry Casey of the Queensland Police Service for being awarded the QBANK Everyday Heroes Award for Ownership. Garry has been recognised for his tireless efforts in the development of the Mobile Policing Facility (MPF) – a dynamic resource that has enabled the Railway Squad to innovate and challenge how they respond to calls for service. Senior Constable Casey’s vision has leveraged the partnership between Queensland Police Railway Squad and Queensland Rail to improve community safety and policing presence across the rail network.
Congratulations to Mallory Hofmeier of the Queensland Police Service for being awarded the QBANK Everyday Heroes Award for Excellence. Mallory has been acknowledged for her excellence in saving a young female who was threatening to take her own life. Mallory exhibited bravery and commitment when she communicated with the woman who had a hearing-impairment, convincing her to safely return into the care of support services.
Congratulations to Christopher Hay of the Queensland Police Service for being awarded the QBANK Everyday Heroes Award for Achievement. Christopher has demonstrated exceptional achievement in his fundraising efforts for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. After donating part of his liver to his ill son, Senior Constable Hay challenged himself to travel 48 US state capitals in 48 days without the aid of public transport and raised over $27,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Congratulations to Kahla Mawby of the Queensland Ambulance Service for being awarded the QBANK Everyday Heroes Award for Dedication. Kahla displayed extraordinary dedication whilst holidaying in Indonesia when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devasted the country. Kahla took it upon herself to search for a way she could help flying to impacted areas by helicopter to provide medical aid to the injured.
Congratulations to Troy Ottaway of Surf Life Saving Queensland for being awarded the QBANK Young Everyday Heroes Award. Troy has been recognised for his countless acts of bravery and dedication to the job, including saving the lives of over 30 people in his first season of surf life saving. Troy is a tireless volunteer and has been the first responder on scene to several incidents including a young girl who had sustained severe lacerations and a spinal injury and a surfer who had been bitten by a poisonous sea snake.
With so many outstanding nominations received this year we have created an Honour Roll in acknowledgement.
2019 finalists & honour roll