James Smart

Rise for Rescue

James Smart - Rise For Rescue Ambassador

James Smart - Rise For Rescue Ambassador

Rescue Story

A decade ago, at age 17 James Smart was a rear seat passenger in a single vehicle accident. Travelling too quickly on a country road the driver lost control of the car which then rolled, flipping multiple times before hitting a tree at a second storey level height.

Due to the severity of the injuries and the critical care needed for the passengers the Rescue Helicopter attended the accident.

James sustained massive injuries and was placed on life support and was in hospital for 9 weeks. James’ parents were told that it would be possible for James to never walk or talk again.

The decision to take him off life support was an excruciating one, the risk that a son of 17 could be lost was high.  When the life support was turned off James responded and breathed on his own and the slow recovery journey began.

James had surgery to replace part of his skull and now is blind in one eye. However this did not stop this young man from defying all odds and thriving. James mentioned that there is some lingering trauma from the accident and he feels most comfortable when driving rather than a passenger.

At 27 James has just changed careers from publican to refrigerator mechanic. Like any manager of a local pub James is well known around Scone.

Motor vehicle accidents of this intensity are seen on our country roads every year and while James is very fortunate to have survived the Rescue Helicopter Service would like for the 50% of accident attendance to be much lower.  

My Achievements

Donate to Self

Shared Fundraising Page

First Donation

First Blog or Log

Reached Fundraising Target

$100 - Helipad Hero

$250 - Lift Off Legend

$500 - Blue Sky Dreamer

$1000 - Airborne Angel

$2500 - High Flyer

My Updates

Friday day 6

Friday 6th Nov
Gday all,
Thanks for the ongoing support! 
Much to a lot of people’s surprise the 30min of activity is great fun! 
Please jump on and donate to this great organisation. They are amazing and help to many people to count. Thank you to everyone that has already donated. 
Cheers 
Jimmy 

Thank you!!!

Thursday 29th Oct
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! 
I’m looking forward to the month ahead. 
Thanks again for the support! 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$535

Cricket Boys

For a great cause and great mate. From the Cricket Boys

$237.44

N Moore Wall & Floor Tiling

$200

Rjm Mobile Automotive

$159

Ian Archibald

Best wishes

$113

Hunter Belle Dairy Co

$106

Ed Archibald

Well done james! Great cause and great effort on the 30 days.

$106

Aleisha Pengelly

$106

Peppers Hair And Beauty

Wonderful service. One of owe bosses have used it and we are so thankful it was there for him.

$106

Pascoe-thomas Family

Hi James, Your story is an inspiration and a testament to your strength. We think of you and your family often! Sharon & Phillip Pascoe-Thomas

$106

Emily Pascoe-thomas

Love this!! xx

$106

Gm & Gd

Good news James

$106

Alec White

For a great man and a great organisation!

$106

Maria English

All the best, James! Happy for you to do all the exercise. 😊

$106

Emma Gorman

Always so proud of you! One of the best causes there is :)

$106

Lisa Richards

$106

Ian Saunders

Your a bloody champion mate.

$106

Eddie & Juliet

$53

Jenny Fellowes

$53

Tom Smart

$53

Anonymous

Great ambassador for a wonderful service!!

$53

Julie Smart

Happy to donate. You are amazing and we are blessed to have you and very thankful to God and the Rescue Helicopter.

$53

Michele Willsmore

$53

Matt Smart

Glad your alive, brother, good to have you around.

$53

Anonymous

Love you Big Fella. So thankful everyday!

$53

Di And Troy Van Balen

Well done James wonderful cause

$53

Anonymous

$53

Brooke Mcinerney

James you are a true fighter and a great person to go with it. Xxxx

$53

Michelle Edwards

The helicopter has save many lives. You're a legend James.

$53

Helen Nicolle

$53

Annie Jones

$53

Brendan Gregory

$53

Mel Collins

Proud of you James😊

$53

Tori Vines

Go Legend.

$53

Jimmy Carr

$50

The Cottage Scone

$50

Amanda Nash

$31.80

Nikki Cook

$26.50

Stephanie Dunn

James you are an inspiration to all I'm very proud of you you have come such a long way keep up the great work sweetie and keep smiling

$26.50

David Shepherd

Good on ya mate keep up the good work ❤

$26.50

Dom Carter

Well done Smarty!

$26.50

Hayden Phillips

$26.50

Kate Bullen

$26.50

Sarah Caslick

Proud of you! And blessed to call you my big brother 💙

$26.50

Chloe

$25

Jillie Arnott

Happy to donate to this life saving service. Well done James

$25

Aspyn Tanner

$25

Tennille Capstick

So proud of you Smarty. A terrific colleague and a wonderful friend. What a cause 🤍

$25

James Darling

Nice work champ

$20

Mack Bowman

Good Stuff James!

$15.90

Jacob Moore

$15.90

Millicent Ross

$15.90

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