THERE'S no way the Mylonas and Richter family will ever forget their daughters - and now they will have another way to remember them.

Sick children in the paediatric unit of Toowoomba Hospital will benefit from vital equipment presented by the families of Stacey Richter and Stephanie Mylonas, the two Toowoomba Mountaineers players tragically killed in a 2012 crash returning from a match.

A golf day held at Pittsworth last year in honour of the girls raised more than $20,000 for the Toowoomba Hospital. It has been used to purchase a BiliSoft machine for treating jaundice, as well as a transport cot for critically ill infants.

Kellie Richter said the gift was the perfect way to honour her sister's life.

Toowoomba basketball players Stacey Richter (left) and Stephanie Mylonas were killed in a car crash.
Toowoomba basketball players Stacey Richter (left) and Stephanie Mylonas were killed in a car crash.

"They both were so young, but they both did so much in their 20-something years," she said.

"It's nice to donate money to give children the opportunity to live good lives like that, and make the most of it."

The BiliSoft machine treats jaundiced newborns with ultra-violet light, but unlike a traditional treatment light, the soft cushioning allows parents to hold their baby in the critical early bonding period.

With the perpetual trophy in the girls' honour are (back from left)Graham Richter, May Richter and family friend Gary Appleton, Pam Mylonas and (front from left) Kellie Richter and Jimmy Mylonas.
With the perpetual trophy in the girls' honour are (back from left)Graham Richter, May Richter and family friend Gary Appleton, Pam Mylonas and (front from left) Kellie Richter and Jimmy Mylonas. Bev Lacey

Jimmy Mylonas said the family had so many memories at Toowoomba Hospital, including his daughter Stephanie's birth.

"Steph was born here. All our six were," he said.

"It's something that will be remembered every time one of those is being used, that's how I look at it."

The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation announced that a golf day would be held annually in memory of the duo.


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