Better believe it! Charleville graziers Noel and Jill Mobbs, from Gowrie Station, have gifted Heart of Australia the winning bid of $7,500 made for Gowrie Brave Heart, a 21-month-old bull at a Gowrie Simbrah and Simmental sale on September 28.
Brave Heart was Lot 35 at the 100-lot sale and after the heat of bidding, the gentle Big Fella was knocked down to Erne MacAllan, from Blackall.
Noel has the distinction of having been one of the first Charleville-area patients to consult Heart of Australia founder and CEO, Dr Rolf Gomes on what’s now widely known in the West as “the Heart Truck”.
Dr. Gomes said: “What a grand thing Noel and Jill have done by giving Heart of Australia the sale price of Brave Heart. It’s part of so much support that comes our way – from the very country people our service is deliberately designed to help”.
Travelling Cardiologist Dr Damian Roper reports a “best turnout” to end his 2017 series of Heart of Australia local medico education meetings – this one involving eight GPs, two final-year medical students and the local hospital Clinical Training Director in Longreach.
Dr Roper is one of our longest-serving on-the-road doctors. He specialises in non-invasive cardiology, particularly in echocardiology.
He says he’s in no doubt that the local education meetings are “very worthwhile” and it’s heartening (no pun intended) that all the local doctors involved are “great supporters” of the Heart of Australia program.
To round off the latest Longreach meetings, Dr Roper welcomed the locals with his seminar on “Syncope” at the Jumbuck Motel – where, he says, the end-of- session “socialising” was a great way to end his education events for now.