Father’s Day Appeal ambassadors
Father's Day ambassadors Jacob and Luke share their stories. The Alfred is grateful to both Jacob, Luke and their families for getting behind The Father's Day Appeal.
Jacob Fry was injured in a car accident and airlifted to The Alfred, where he was rushed straight to theatre. His body reeling from 20 separate injuries, his condition was so severe that doctors gave him only the tiniest chance of surviving.
Jacob was unconscious for five days in The Alfred’s Intensive Care Unit while his parents Paul and Linda waited anxiously. Eventually Jacob regained full consciousness and after many months of rehabilitation is continuing his remarkable recovery.
James Lake was camping when something as simple as making a cup of tea took a nasty turn.
Due to a disastrous accident with the camping stove, both James’ legs caught on fire from the ankle to the top of his groin, as well as both his hands.
Luckily, his quick thinking mate wrapped him in a towel in a matter of seconds. The flames went out, but the damage was done. An ambulance was called and before long James was being airlifted from Gembrook to The Alfred.
Thanks to The Alfred’s remarkable clinicians in the Burns Unit, James was able to make a full recovery.