A lifeline with wings, the Starship Air Ambulance transfers critically ill children from any hospital in the country to Starship – children like Harrison from Christchurch. Harrison was mere hours old when he was diagnosed with a severe heart condition that required specialist care. He immediately flew on the Air Ambulance from Christchurch to Starship and had open heart surgery at 29 hours old.
Fast forward to today, and Harrison is a happy and healthy five-year-old boy who loves school and sport. The Starship National Air Ambulance was Harrison’s lifeline with wings.
In 2018, the Starship National Air Ambulance service made 183 retrieval missions. Each year more than $1.5 million is required to fund the vital Starship National Air Ambulance service.
We’re proud to help keep the air ambulance flying to ensure New Zealand’s children get specialist paediatric care when they need it most. Buy a collectable plane at your local New World for $3 or donate now at Starship.org.nz/foundation. Your donation will help to ensure the Starship National Air Ambulance can continue to reach children like Harrison.