Kory, Felicity & Karl Burton with Steve Comiskey (campdraft winner).
Kory, Felicity & Karl Burton with Steve Comiskey (campdraft winner). Contributed

Mum and toddler meet the heroes who saved their lives

A MOTHER and son who were airlifted to hospital after a horror farming accident are set to be reunited with their rescue crew today.

Cooyar's Felicity and Kory Burton were both badly injured in a mustering incident in September this year.

Felicity sustained broken ribs and a collarbone, and Kory was in a coma with head injuries.

Little Kory is still undergoing treatment at Queensland Children's Hospital, but the pair are making a remarkable recovery.

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The Burton family are well-known in the Queensland campdraft community and - in show of support - the Cooyar Campdraft Association recently held a charity event to raise money for the Burtons, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue and Ronald McDonald house.

Thousands of dollars were donated to the LifeFlight Foundation, to help keep the vital chopper service in the air.

Cooyar Campdraft Association treasurer Michelle Bowen said the Burtons had been long-time sponsors of the Cooyar draft, and were very well known on the campdrafting circuit.

"When we heard about the mustering accident, it was about a week before our usual campdraft and we got talking about how we just wanted to come up with something we could do to give them a hand," she said.

"And something we could all get in and do to raise a lot of money fast, was hold a charity campdraft."

Michelle said the support from sponsors and donors had been overwhelming.

The 2017-2018 financial year was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,452 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation.

To support the LifeFlight Foundation, click here.

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