Yeppoon radio host's recovery begins
COMMUNITY love and well-wishes have been pouring out across social media for Yeppoon Radio 4NAG morning broadcaster Robyn Campbell as she battles to improve after a horrific accident left her in a critical condition.
The 4NAG breakfast radio host and local artist was attempting to jump start the station's van with co-worker and station president Phillip Walters about 9.45am on Friday, when seconds later she was pinned between a pole and a car.
She had planned to do a live broadcast from Wreck Point covering the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service training exercise that morning and ironically it was that service that came to her rescue, flying Ms Campbell to Rockhamp ton Base Hospital for emergency surgery.
She was treated for serious head and abdominal injuries and later flown to Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital for recovery.
Family of the much-loved 4NAG employee say although she has a long road of recovery ahead, she is improving each day.
Her son, Bart Turner, was at her bedside after he flew down to Brisbane on Saturday to be by his mother's side.
Bart, 30, said his mum was now awake and talking after initially being placed in an induced coma immediately after the incident.
"Her injuries are really significant, there's damage to her lungs, broken ribs and she had bleeding on the brain,” he said.
Bart said she was flown to Brisbane as a precaution in case emergency neurological surgery was needed.
"That hasn't been necessary and they are easing her off sedation now,” he said.
Bart said his mum was slowly becoming more alert.
"Mum's so strong, she's been through a lot.”
Bart said his family was thankful for all the messages from friends and family offering support and especially grateful for the emergency services.
"All the doctors and emergency staff were incredible, so they deserve a huge thank you from all of us,” he said.