SOME of the worst moments of Kate Bailey's life were shared by crews from the Sunshine Coast's RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopters.
The first "nightmare" began five days after the birth of her son Cooper, when he suffered a brain haemorrhage.
"We lost him a number of times," the Gympie mother-of-five said.
"It was very, very scary."
Two years later, after the birth of her daughter Aneeka, the LifeFlight crew was saving another of her children's lives.
"She was born at 27-and-a-half weeks. She was 1370 grams of very sick little girl," Ms Bailey said.
Ms Bailey's waters broke at 17 weeks.
At 20 weeks, she was taken to hospital in Brisbane where she was told it was unlikely her baby would survive.
"The very fact that she was even born was a miracle, so for her to then eventually come home from hospital and then to go back down again and be so sick ... it's a miracle that she's here at all," Ms Bailey said.
Nearly 10 years down the track, Aneeka, Cooper and their mother visited the Sunshine Coast RACQ Lifeflight base at Marcoola on Saturday with a special message: Aneeka was on a mission to give something back to the service that helped save her life.
"I'm hoping more people can get saved," she said at the LifeFlight hangar.
With the help of her Gympie West school, Aneeka, who is now nined, has begun organising a movie day, a disco and raffles, and has been placing fundraising tins around Gympie.
RACQ LifeFlight pilot Brent Hall said Aneeka's efforts were special.
"She's out there raising money as she said to help save other kids ... but it's also raising awareness for what we do," he said.
"RACQ LifeFlight services a wide area and lot of those communities don't have the care, and we can get them to the right care in the right time frame and ensure that they're being looked after appropriately."
For Cooper and Aneeka, Ms Bailey said, that was the difference between life and death.
Mr Hall said he had never heard of two children from one family having to be airlifted.
"It's fantastic to see them here and to see that they're all happy and healthy," he said.
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