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Ambulance Wish Queensland Helps Dorothy Visit the Ocean.

Ambulance Wish Queensland Helps Dorothy Visit the Ocean.

Ambulance Wish Queensland made a last wish come true today, creating forever memories for Dorothy. Dorothy’s wish was to visit Shorncliffe and see the ocean for her 80th birthday, which she celebrated on Saturday.

A Queenslander through and through, Dorothy grew up on a dairy farm in Eumundi before working as a nurse in Brisbane in the 50s and 60s, where she met her beloved husband Jim, with whom she celebrated over 50 years of marriage, before his passing two years ago.

Together they lived across the state, from Brisbane to a 2.5-acre property in Childers, western Queensland, which was home to a passion of Dorothy’s, the care and nurturing of native Australian plants, from which she created a spectacular garden.

While Dorothy loved everywhere, she called home, there was something magical about the ocean that always made her heart sing, so it was a pleasure for the Ambulance Wish Queensland team of Jason, Matt, Kristy, John, Anissa and Debra to take Dorothy back to the ocean for a day on which forever memories were created.

Dorothy also loves craft and collecting. She is an expert quilter, having made hundreds of quilts over the years, donating many to the Children’s Hospital to help spread love and joy to those in need. A love for children’s books also saw Dorothy create an amazing collection that she built up over many years. Bears were also central to Dorothy’s hobbies, spending many years handcrafting bears and building up an amazing bear collection of which, we are proud to say, the Ambulance Wish Bear, Kees, became the latest addition.

Ambulance Wish Queensland would like to thank our wish team and volunteers for Dorothy’s wish, Jason, Matt, Kristy, John, Anissa and Debra for their amazing help on the day and our supporters and partners Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Health and St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane, without whom Dorothy’s last wish would not have been possible.

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